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January 16, 2004

A Love for Numbers

Gerardo Chowell-Puente uses mathematical and computational models to identify and study the mechanisms involved in transmitting disease.

June 10, 2004

Bouncing Back

This article examines how these women dealt with their ordeals and how they got their careers back on track.

July 16, 2004

Making Their Own Mark: Brothers Building Diversity in Science

Upon realizing the lack of diversity in science, Moore and Penn established the nonprofit organization Brothers Building Diversity in the Sciences in 2001, to inspire underrepresented minority students to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences.

August 13, 2004

Focusing on the Community

As one of the first American Indians who obtained a Ph.D. in science, Linton has accomplished much that is worthy of praise.

September 03, 2004

Bridging the Gap: Science in Español

Radio Universidad, a Spanish-language radio program based in Tucson, Arizona, has been catering to the listening pleasure of Hispanics for 25 years. In October 2003, the program included a 25-minute segment that for the first time talks about science.

September 17, 2004

Aspirations of a Singing Doctor

Apart from being a reggae musician and a role model to young minorities, science fulfills his dream of making people's lives better.

October 01, 2004

Science: A Spiritual Journey of Discovery

Jerry Elliott realized that being Native American made him well-equipped to be a scientist.

October 15, 2004

Motivating Young Minds

For nearly 30 years, the fourth-grade teacher has incorporated Native American beliefs, scientific research, music, and other educational tools into her classroom, especially in teaching science.

November 19, 2004

A Tale of Two Chemists: Finding Fulfillment in Science

Both recognized a love for math and science early in life and pursued their career goals with passion and hard work.

December 03, 2004

Bridging the Cultural Divide in Medicine

Alvord believes in a system of health care, especially but not exclusively for Native Americans, based on both modern medicine and traditional wisdom.

December 10, 2004

Believing Is Achieving

Herrington, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, wants to devote much of his time helping young Native Americans realize and pursue their dreams.

January 07, 2005

Overcoming Odds

Her past experiences helped her realize the importance of being a scientist and a mentor, and she currently uses her expertise to help manage natural resources and to bring women and minorities, especially Native Americans, into science.

January 21, 2005

Investing in the Future of Science

"The long-term goal is to prepare [underrepresented minorities] to become those critical staff scientists that we need for the future workforce, hopefully here [at ORNL]." –Debbie McCoy, RAMS Program Administrator.

February 04, 2005

Creating Engineering Programs in Tribal Colleges

Eleven tribal colleges have banded together to join the National Science Foundation-sponsored All Nations Alliance for Minority Participation (ANAMP) in order to help Native Americans train for careers in engineering.

February 18, 2005

Houston Colleges Boost Minority Participation in STEM Fields

H-LSAMP--which is open to everyone regardless of race--aims to increase the number of minority applicants for research and education careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

March 11, 2005

The Beauty of Statistics

Students are on a journey to discover who they are and what they can become.

March 25, 2005

Creating a Positive Graduate Experience (No Matter What)

Thanks to the support she received and her active approach to meeting her needs, Powell obtained her Ph.D. in genetics in 2001.

April 29, 2005

Diving Into the Deep

As one of the few African-American women in these fields, Wright hopes that by sharing her adventures with young women and minorities, she can convince them that studying the world's oceans can make for a rewarding career.

May 13, 2005

Concha Gómez: A Math Guru for Women and Minorities

Students are on a journey to discover who they are and what they can become.

May 27, 2005

Narrowing the Diversity Gap in Marine Science

Every year the program scours the nation for eight talented students of color, who have at least a junior standing in college and who are pondering marine science careers.