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.
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.
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.
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.