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African Americans Studying STEM: Parsing the Numbers
By Anne Sasso, 16 May 2008. African Americans are well-represented among college freshmen aspiring to science majors, but their numbers decline after that.

Funding for Undergraduate Science Majors
By A. Kotok, J. Fernández, 6 July 2007. Science Careers provides direct links to GrantsNet's funding database, so you can find your next science scholarship, internship, or research opportunity.

Managing Your Money While in College
By R. Arnette, 22 December 2006. While in college, it's important to manage your money wisely.

STEPping Up the Production of U.S. Scientists
by E. Francisco, 2 December 2005
NSF created STEP to produce more U.S. citizens and permanent residents with undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

SHPE - Mentoring Hispanic Engineers and Scientists
by C. Tran, 28 October 2005
Based in Los Angeles, with a new office in Texas, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) helps Hispanics in engineering, mathematics, and science reach their educational and professional goals.

A Fair Chance at Success
by E. Francisco , 21 October 2005
The Initiative for Diversity in Education and Leadership (IDEAL) Scholars Program at the University of California, Berkeley allows minority undergraduates to maximize their educational opportunities and leadership potential.

Changing the Culture of Math
by E. Francisco, 16 September 2005
Since 1998 the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Program has helped women, especially those from underrepresented groups, enter graduate studies in mathematics.

Fulfilling the Expectation of Excellence
by C. Parks, 5 August 2005
Clinton Parks finds out why the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has successfully attracted top minority students in science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.

NAMSS - Recruiting Minorities for STEM Careers
by E. Francisco, 17 June 2005
Established in 1990 at Oregon State University, the Native Americans in Marine and Space Sciences (NAMSS) program recruits more Native Americans and other minorities into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.

Narrowing the Diversity Gap in Marine Science
by E. Francisco, 27 May 2005
The Minorities in Marine Science Undergraduate Program based at Western Washington University's Shannon Point Marine Center exposes minority students to careers in marine science.

FACES: Diversifying Engineering and Science
by R. Arnette, 20 May 2005
The Facilitating Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (FACES) program is designed to significantly increase the number of African-American students receiving doctoral degrees in engineering and science fields.

Timbuktu Academy - Mentoring Future Scientists
by C. Parks, 6 May 2005
The mentoring methods provided by faculty at the Timbuktu Academy at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana provides science and engineering students, primarily underrepresented minorities, with the support they need to be successful in graduate school.

Inspiring Minorities in the Earth Sciences
by A. Sasso, 29 April 2005
Ashanti Pyrtle, director of Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success (MSPHDS) in Earth System Science Initiative, encourages minority students to enter the geosciences.

Increasing Minority Participation in Computer Science
by S. Lawrence, 15 April 2005
Patricia Teller, at University of Texas at El Paso and Valerie Taylor at Texas A&M University, work to ensure that more women and people of color attain graduate degrees in computer science.

A GEM of a Program
by C. Parks, 1 April 2005
The GEM (Graduate Degrees for Minorities for Engineering and Science) Consortium--a collaboration of 93 universities and 48 corporations--provides funding, a support network, mentoring, and professional development training to underrepresented minority graduate students.

Houston Colleges Boost Minority Participation in STEM Fields
by E. Francisco, 18 February 2005
The Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (H-LSAMP) program is a collaboration of eight academic institutions in Houston that seeks to increase minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Creating Engineering Programs in Tribal Colleges
by E. Francisco, 4 February 2005
Currently, none of the 34 tribal colleges in the U.S. offer bachelor's degrees in engineering, but now with the help of the National Science Foundation's All Nations Alliance for Minority Participation (ANAMP), several tribal colleges will create engineering programs leading to the bachelor's degree.

Workforce Diversity--The Competitive Advantage
by Shiny Qin, 26 Jul 2002
GM recognizes the importance of having employees who reflect both the marketplace and customers and is committed to creating and nurturing an environment that supports diversity.

The Alliance of Graduate Education in Mississippi
by Juanyce Taylor, Earnest Stephens, 26 Apr 2002
The Alliance for Graduate Education in Mississippi's (AGEM's) main goals are to enhance underrepresented students' entry into and successful completion of doctoral programs in SMET areas; to increase the number of underrepresented students who will pursue academic careers; and to bring about a systematic change in the attitudes and practices of faculty members, administrators, and students with regard to minority pipeline issues.

The GEM Consortium-The Ultimate Internship Experience
by Saundra Johnson, 15 Feb 2002
GEM's experience over the last 25 years shows that both students and companies see internships as vital to their development.