Friday, February 15, 2013
Room 201 (Hynes Convention Center)
According to the National Science Foundation's report Science and Engineering Doctorates: 2010, the percentage of African American, Hispanic, and Native American students earning doctorate degrees in chemistry was 2.3 percent, 2.7 percent, and 0.2 percent, respectively. These numbers do not reflect our nation's diversity, and the Commission recommends that graduate programs place an emphasis on attracting and retaining students from these underrepresented populations. This presentation will focus on strategies for increasing the diversity of graduate students in the chemical sciences.