News

  • Virtual Journal Club - Sept. 20

    — Join us for C-CIDE and IGEN's upcoming quarterly Virtual Journal Club which will be held on Monday, Sept 20 from 3:00-4:15 p.m. ET | 12:00-1:15 p.m. PT.
  • Equity in Graduate Education Accepting Workshop Requests for 2022

    — Upcoming professional & organizational development opportunities offered by IGEN's Inclusive Practices Hub.
  • 2019 ACS Graduate Student Survey Report Released

    — The results of the 2019 ACS Graduate Student Survey are expected to help chemical science departments to design local programming, allocate resources, support infrastructure that address the needs of trainees, and inform federal agencies about community needs.
  • Bridge Fellow Posters Online

    — Although the 2021 IGEN National Meeting concluded last week, our Bridge Fellow Posters are available online to review. Enjoy learning more about our students' research findings and of the science fields they are most passionate about.
  • IGEN Virtual Network Spaces

    — Do you want to reconnect with a colleague or perhaps a new friend that you made during the National Meeting? IGEN's (virtual) network spaces remain open and you are welcome to log in, relax and stay for awhile.
  • IGEN News Summer 2021 Coming Soon!

    — The latest edition of IGEN News Summer 2021 will be hitting your inbox soon, If you haven't signed up yet to receive our quarterly newsletter, go ahead and smash the orange link at the bottom of the page to subscribe.
  • Meeting Logistics Update

    — IGEN National Meeting Logistics details will be sent by email to all registered participants Friday, June 11. Updates will be sent each morning.
  • 2021 INM – Call for Posters

    — Bridge Fellows submit your poster submission form today and enter IGEN's poster competition at its 2021 National Meeting. The poster session is designed to help introduce people to your work as well as start a dialog with peers, possible collaborators and possible mentors. Prizes will be awarded to the top 2 poster presentations. Click the link to learn more!
  • Research Accelerator Grant Program

    — Call for Proposals: Research Accelerator Grant Program

    The IGEN Research Hub is accepting proposals for one-year seed grants of up to $5,000. Submit a new project idea that advances equity in STEM graduate education or apply to connect with and build upon a current IGEN Research Hub study. Proposals due June 30, 2021; Notifications of awards will be made by August 15, 2021.
  • May 2021 Virtual Journal Club

    — The discussion will address the understanding of women's doctoral experiences in STEM Lab rotations. After the event, a summary will be available on the Virtual Journal Club webpage.
  • *REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    — Registration for the IGEN National Meeting will be managed by our partners at the American Physical Society. If you do not already have an APS meetings account, you will be prompted to create one before registering. If you have questions or concerns regarding meeting registration, please email us at info@igenetwork.org.
  • IMPORTANT Registration Dates

    — NOTE: Some sessions being offered during the national meeting have limited capacity and may close sooner than deadlines indicated below.
    -> May 19: Registration opens
    -> June 1: Last date to cancel with refund
    -> June 11: Last date to register online
  • Registration is now open!

    — Recruit, Learn, Share

    Join us and partner organizations and individuals dedicated to advancing equity for Black, Latinx and Indigenous students in STEM graduate education to share ideas, learn together and develop/strengthen their networks.
  • Demystifying Mental Health Support

    — The American Chemical Society is hosting this interactive webinar outlines common mental health challenges of STEMM graduate students and provides strategies for managing them.
  • AGU Report: Equitable Exchange: A Framework for Diversity and Inclusion in the Geosciences

    — Highlighting the differing perspectives pertaining to geoscience at large.
  • 2021 HRI Facilitator Training

    — Physical and social scientists are invited to attend a workshop series beginning April 9 and learn how to facilitate holistic graduate admissions workshops. Click on title to learn more and register today!
  • Equity in Graduate Education Panel Discussion

    — Join us for a 90-minute panel on Equity in Graduate Education Our speakers will discuss research and evidence-based practice to support diversity, equity and inclusion in graduate education.
  • Using Data for Equity in Graduate Education

    — Join in a discussion around the use of data dashboards, which makes it easier for organizations to share key metrics publicly. Click title to learn more!
  • ACS Bridge Program makes an impact

    — Launched in 2018, the ACS Bridge Program is part of the ACS Bridge Project and aims to increase the number of Black, Latino, and Indigenous students earning doctoral degrees in the chemical sciences.
  • 2021 IGEN National Meeting Save The Date!

    — The INM provides an opportunity for organizations and individuals dedicated to advancing equity for Black, Latinx and Indigenous students in STEM graduate education to share ideas, learn together and develop/strengthen their networks.
  • Resources for Racial Justice

    — We set aside time every year to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his role in organizing Americans against racism, and the continuing struggle for racial justice.
  • IGEN Bridge Application Portal now open

    — IGEN, it's disciplinary society partners and bridge program partner institutions are accepting applications now through March 31, 2021. Click title above to learn more about the program.
  • Better Letters: Equitable Practices

    — In order to ensure that letters of recommendation are effective tools for enhancing equity, we must critically assess how we write, read, and solicit letters of recommendation
  • Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: 2020 Supplement

    — This American Council on Education report examines over 150 indicators, looking at academic experiences and outcomes, and how these educational journeys differ, by race and ethnicity. In addition, invited scholarly essays provide further context around race and ethnicity in higher education that data alone cannot tell. Download the full report or individual chapters, below. Download the full report here.
  • Equity in Science: Representation, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education

    — These ethnographic case studies reveal the subtle ways that exclusion and power operate in scientific organizations and, sometimes, within change efforts themselves.
  • IGEN academic partners grow

    — The APS, ACS and AGU continue to expand the number of academic institutions with which they partner. The American Physical Society now has over 40 graduate Physics Graduate programs officially committing to utilize inclusive practices. Since the APS Bridge program began 7 years ago, over 200 graduate students have been placed in graduate programs, with our first two graduates completing their PhDs this year.
  • Posselt and colleagues receive award

    — Julie Posselt to receive the Emerald Publishing’s Highly Commended Research award.
  • Summer 2020 IGEN team publications

    — The latest IGEN Team publications released in the 3rd quarter of project year 2.
  • Disciplinary partners complete first Bridge application and review process

    — The disciplinary partners have completed their first joint IGEN Bridge application and review process.
  • Partner Spotlight: Research and Inclusive Practices Hubs

    — The Research and Inclusive Practices Hub have collaborated in the development of the Equity in Graduate Education ​website.
  • Spring 2020 IGEN team publications

    — The latest IGEN Team publications released in the 2nd quarter of project year 2.
  • Spring IGEN partner updates

    — ACS received Genentech Foundation grant; APS NMC Conference 2020 recap; Joint IP & Research Hub Equity in Graduate Admissions webinar.
  • Panel on preparing admissions and recruitment for the effects of COVID-19

    — How can we design holistic review processes that account for new variations in applicant grades, experiences, and obstacles during this time?
  • Resources for supporting grad student wellbeing

    — Recognizing that one's anxieties are amplified during such a time as working towards earning an advanced degree, this interactive PDF document offers links to a combination of tools, websites, reflective commentaries, and research articles that we hope will resonate with students and postdocs.
  • Upcoming mentor training opportunities

    — Research mentor training is an evidence-based, interactive approach designed to help mentors develop skills for engaging in productive, culturally responsive, research mentoring relationships—relationships that optimize the success of both mentors and mentees.
  • IGEN holds 2019 national meeting

    — IGEN held its first national meeting in collaboration with the University of Central Florida (UCF) Physics Department on October 26-27, 2019.
  • IGEN partner societies launch application portal

    — The IGEN disciplinary societies launched the IGEN Bridge Application portal in the Fall of 2019.
  • Spotlight on IGEN partner organizations

    — Disciplinary Societies' Bridge Programs mark milestones.
  • IGEN celebrates one year

    — Learn all that IGEN has been able to accomplish over it's first project year.
  • Inclusive practices workshops at IGEN National Meeting

    — IP & Research Hubs to host Holistic Review workshops at upcoming 2019 IGEN National Meeting in Orlando.
  • Join us at the 2019 IGEN National Meeting

    — IGEN to hold its inaugural National Meeting October 25-27 on the campus of the University of Central Florida through partnership with the Department of Physics, College of Sciences, UCF.
  • Become a workshop facilitator

    — Physical and social scientists are invited to apply for a 2.5 day workshop to learn to facilitate holistic graduate admissions workshops.