Two NEW graduate school opportunities for Black Scholars

The Wade Institute of Technology (WIT) is a new Palo Alto-based engineering college focused on mitigating the acute underrepresentation of African Americans and students of African descent through scholarships and unique educational programs. We’re seeking applicants for 2023 for our: Wade Scholarship Program – full-ride scholarship for Black STEM students to complete a STEM master’s degree. Meet our scholars … Read more

SACNAS Creates Space for Underrepresented Communities in Stem

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Teresita Padilla-Benavides founded a University chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) in July 2020 to provide a space for underrepresented groups involved in STEM. SACNAS is a nationwide organization that has been around for several decades, with chapters providing mentorship and volunteer opportunities … Read more

Nobel Prize Scientific Awards 2021

For the second time in three years, no women were recognized in the Nobel Prize scientific awards in 2021. Since inception, there are 57 women who have been awarded a Nobel Prize out of the more than 900 recipients. One woman—Marie Curie—received two Nobel prizes.  In 2019, the Nobel Committee asked nominators to consider diversity in gender, geography and … Read more