— The Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) will host the first IGEN Open House on June 9, 2022 4–5pm ET. During this meeting, attendees will be able to connect with IGEN Partners from across the country.
— This Holistic Admissions and Recruitment Institute will feature three online workshops covering fundamentals, strategies, and recruitment for an equity-based holistic admissions process. These workshops will be tailored for faculty from STEM departments affiliated with the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN).
Are you an outstanding student pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in an NSF-supported STEM field? Learn about GRFP and how to possibly receive funding for your graduate education on 17 May at 3 PM EDT. Register for webinar today! https://agu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tgc1SZOIRsiif-aSXkGCaw
— Presented by the Diversity Committee of the UNC Chapel Hill Physics & Astronomy Department, this special colloquium will feature a panel discussion of the March 2022 “Missing Physicists” article package in Science, examining the barriers Black physicists face and potential models for change. Register for Zoom by April 7.
The Research Hub of the Inclusive Graduate Education Network, an NSF INCLUDES Alliance, is holding a five-part workshop series that focuses on the development of social-emotional competencies that are essential for success in graduate education and future career performance. Workshops suitable for students and faculty. Register by Monday, April 11, 2022 for the first session.
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— 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.
— 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!
— 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.
— 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 email@example.com.
— 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
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.
— 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!
— 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.
— 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.
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.
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.
— 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.
— 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.