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March 17, 2006

RISE: Training Minorities in Environmental Science

"RISE wants all students, especially the ones who think they can't do it or aren't sure [about a career in science]." --Robyn Hannigan

January 13, 2006

Ph.D. Life: Surviving the Early Years

Suarez hopes that by sharing her experiences and observations about the first few years of grad school, she can help others through this critical time.

December 02, 2005

STEPping Up the Production of U.S. Scientists

The bill allowed NSF to develop a new program to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

October 21, 2005

A Fair Chance at Success

The Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership (IDEAL) Program provides financial, academic, and emotional support for Bay-area African American, Native American, and Hispanic students during 4 years of undergraduate education at UC Berkeley.

September 30, 2005

Summer Breakthroughs in Science: An Educational Journey

Babar's research experience helped him realize that he wanted a career doing cell and molecular biology research and motivated him to apply to some of the nation's top graduate schools.

September 16, 2005

Changing the Culture of Math

Since 1998, EDGE has been helping women, especially women from underrepresented groups--African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders--make the transition into graduate programs in mathematics.

September 02, 2005

Juggling Life and Graduate School

This fall, Running Wolf, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, enters the second and final year of his master's program. He gives his department, family, and friends most of the credit for getting him through.

August 05, 2005

Serving the Native American Community

As Red Eagle receives M.D./Ph.D. training at Stanford University's MSTP program, he is intent on tackling diabetes and related health issues.

July 22, 2005

Naira Rezende: A Principal Investigator in Training

As Rezende embarks on a new chapter in her life--graduate school-- she looks forward to making more contributions to science.

June 17, 2005

NAMSS: Recruiting Minorities for STEM Careers

NAMSS, established at OSU in 1990 mainly for Native Americans, now provides an effective educational support system for African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American students interested in STEM careers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

March 11, 2005

The Beauty of Statistics

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.