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  • I Don't Belong Here:Stereotype Threat & Its Impact

    • Jul 1, 2019
    • Alyssa Gibson
    What is stereotype threat? The feeling that you don’t belong. A preconceived notion that disrupts the mind when entering a place where comfort is d...
  • Tips for Avoiding Unconscious Racial Bias in Your Reference Letters

    • Jun 4, 2019
    • Kelly McSweeney
    Asmeret Berhe has read hundreds of letters of recommendation for researchers in her group at University of California Merced. While reading one par...
  • Infographic: Family Influence, Critical Consciousness, and Career Calling in Women of Color

    • May 9, 2019
    A research article published in The Career Development Quarterly examined career calling in women of color and asked whether it is influenced by fa...
  • Diversifying the Professoriate – One Postdoc at a Time

    • May 9, 2019
    • Chris Coia
    According to some measures, 80% of university chemistry and biology professors are white . Research has shown that a lack of female role models and...
  • Increasing Black Representation in STEM Fields

    • Mar 25, 2019
    • Chris Coia
    Bryan Bryson, an Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, considers what he can do during his workday to help students envision academ...
  • The Obligation to Teach Against White Supremacy

    • Mar 20, 2019
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    There's a lot of history, specifically 1,000 years, sandwiched between Beowulf and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales . Dr. Dorothy Kim , assistant pro...
  • How Inclusion Improves Science

    • Mar 20, 2019
    • Kelly McSweeney
    Molecular biologist Maryam Zaringhalam advocates for equity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We spoke with her a...
  • Campaign for Success

    • Feb 13, 2019
    • Mary Lou Santovec
    Luck really has nothing to do with where Michele Siqueiros is today. It was hard work, “really good teachers” and a group of UCLA college students ...
  • Black Women's Activism, Past and Present

    • Dec 11, 2018
    • Amma Marfo
    When Dr. Keisha Blain signed the contract to release her first book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Struggle for Freedom (2...
  • Fight Racism or Be Complicit

    • Sep 5, 2018
    • Kelly J. Baker
    In early July, NPR reported that the Trump administration rescinded Obama administration guidance “that encouraged schools and colleges to promote ...
  • Creating Pathways for Women of Color in Mathematics

    • Sep 5, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    For Dr. Nicole M. Joseph , issues of mathematics education and multiple social identities are intertwined. In her upcoming book, Mathematizing Femi...
  • The Legacy of Black Literature

    • Sep 5, 2018
    • Lois Elfman
    Giving the work of black writers exposure and sharing that literature has been a huge part of Dr. Brenda M. Greene 's life and career. A professor ...