Diversified Scholars Initiative was founded in 2015 by Dr. David Jamison. Our mission is to reverse the trends of underrepresentation and improve retention of ethnic minority students, faculty, and professionals in STEM fields. We envision: population parity and equity in level of support for ethnic minority STEM scholars
We do this by supporting STEM pre-scholars and scholars at all levels – K-12, to undergraduate, graduate and faculty. Part of our work is to advocate for support systems and infrastructure that minority STEM students need to ensure their success. In the long term, our goal is to make America’s pool of STEM faculty and professionals more diverse, more representative of the U.S. population, and better able to compete on the global scale.
A description of our programmatic focus can be found here.
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