Students from low-income households have limited exposure to advanced math courses and opportunities that could prepare them for STEM internships and careers. Colleges and companies are ramping up efforts to ensure more equitable access.
Want to welcome more underrepresented students into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields? Rethink the policies and assumptions that hamper their success, researchers say.
College students report more positive learning experiences and achieve greater academic success when faculty have the resources and institutional support to create a culture of belonging.
The Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program will invest in early-career academic scientists in honor of University of Maryland Baltimore County’s outgoing president, who helped transform UMBC into the nation’s top producer of Black scientists and engineers.
Calling high school calculus “the next frontier in discussions about equity in college admissions,” a new report urges institutions to rethink how they value the course.
Georgetown University has launched a new initiative to support an interdisciplinary, diverse community of students pursuing doctoral degrees in the biomedical sciences.
After three decades as one of higher education’s most influential leaders, University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman A. Hrabowski III is preparing to retire, having transformed UMBC into a model for educating diverse students.
Black students have long been underrepresented among science, technology, engineering, and math graduates, and experts say the disparity could soon worsen.
The billionaire—who made headlines last year for clearing the student debt of 400 Morehouse graduates—now hopes to help thousands of students at historically Black colleges and universities bypass high-interest, fixed-payment private loans.
Community colleges and minority-serving institutions are finding ways to support underrepresented students in pursuing STEM careers.
Perceived competition in STEM courses may be an overlooked barrier for first-generation college students, according to a recent study.
New research from Georgetown professor NaLette Brodnax shows how a low-cost nudge can help women in their first year of college understand how STEM courses align with their interests.