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Equity for women and underrepresented minorities in STEM: Graduate experiences and career plans in chemistry

By |2021-09-23T19:53:44-04:00September 23rd, 2021|News|

Recent events prompted scientists in the United States and throughout the world to consider how systematic racism affects the scientific enterprise. This paper provides evidence of inequities related to race–ethnicity and gender in graduate school experiences and career plans of PhD students in the top 100 ranked departments in one science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) discipline, chemistry.

RIT awarded nearly $2 million for NSF Research Traineeship Program, AWARE-AI

By |2021-10-06T13:01:05-04:00September 23rd, 2021|News|

Program will prioritize women, deaf and hard-of-hearing, and AALANA graduate students RIT was awarded a nearly $2 million grant by the NSF to create a new research traineeship program for Ph.D. and MS students, AWAREness for Sensing Humans Responsibly with AI (AWARE-AI). The National Science Foundation (NSF) reports that in 2019, only 22.9 percent of [...]

3 Ways to Get More Women Into Tech

By |2017-11-27T14:32:37-05:00November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We all have an interest in increasing the number of women who pursue technology careers. The demand for software engineers outstrips current supply and is expected to continue to grow. These are interesting, flexible, well-paid jobs that offer a chance to make an impact; women should have access to these careers. Yet the percentage of [...]