Spring IGEN partner updates

Thu, April 23, 2020
Genentech Foundation Logo

The Genentech Foundation has provided a grant to support the ACS Bridge Project, which will allow the ACS to support additional Bridge programs. The grant will also provide professional development opportunities for Bridge Scholars and new research and evaluation of the ACS Bridge program. (Learn more...)

The APS National Mentoring Community (NMC) held its 2020 Conference in partnership with the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists. The meeting brought together 140 UREM physics students, faculty and professional physicists to learn about effective mentoring. Participants raved about the opportunity to build connections with one another and the excellent speakers, including Corey Gray, a Native American Lead Operator at LIGO. Learn more about the NMC…

Joint IP & Research Hubs: Equity in Graduate Admissions webinar

On March 6th, IGEN Co-PI’s Julie Posselt and Casey Miller led 46 participants through a joint American Geophysical Union/American Geosciences Institute Heads and Chairs webinar and discussion session where they presented data and research about admissions criteria and practices, and its role in perpetuating racial/ethnic inequalities in graduate education. The webinar provided practical strategies for rethinking admissions criteria and processes, introducing principles underlying holistic review and embedding attention to equity throughout the admissions and recruitment process.

Summary
ACS received Genentech Foundation grant; APS NMC Conference 2020 recap; Joint IP & Research Hub Equity in Graduate Admissions webinar.