Faculty and Staff Professional Development Series: Enhancing Diversity in STEM Graduate Education through Admissions Practices
Charles Carroll Room, Stamp Student Union
The National Academies have suggested that increasing diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math will be critical to the future competitiveness of the US in these areas, and both the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Physical Society (APS) are taking this seriously. This series of workshops is the result of a grant to APS through NSF’s INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) initiative, which aims to create a national network for access and inclusion in STEM graduate education. In this session, we will discuss opportunities that may help increase the enrollment and retention of women and students of color. It will focus, in particular, on current research related to enhancing diversity through graduate admissions policies and practices, and employing key evidence-based features of successful Bridge Programs into graduate programs. We will conclude by discussing non-cognitive competencies and their role in student selection processes.
Presentation offered in partnership with the Department of Physics’ Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) Project and The Graduate School Faculty and Staff Professional Development Series