$300,000 NSF MRI grant awarded to Furman, Mount Holyoke, Richmond to expand program for young chemists

The three-year grant is earmarked for the purchase of an additional high-performance computer cluster to join existing MERCURY resources hosted offsite. The grant will enable 13 more undergraduate-focused research groups to benefit, growing the consortium to 47 computational scientists at 41 institutions nationwide.

Mount Sinai Launches Program to Increase Career Advancement Opportunities for Black Men

The Mount Sinai Health System has announced the Growth in Operations, Administrations, and Leadership Society (GOALS), an initiative to increase the representation of Black men at the middle and upper levels of management by creating pathways for career advancement through networking, mentorship, and advancement opportunities. This initiative furthers Mount Sinai’s continuing commitment to growing a diverse workplace and providing equitable care for patients.

DOE Announces $32 Million in Research Opportunities for Underrepresented Groups

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced 41 awards totaling $32 million to 37 institutions to support historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and diversify American leadership in the physical sciences, including energy and climate. The funding, through the DOE Office of Science’s Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) initiative, will support internships, training programs, and mentor opportunities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and other research institutions. Ensuring America’s best and brightest students have pathways to STEM fields will be key to achieving President Biden’s energy and climate goals, including achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

University of Maryland School of Medicine and UMBC Receive NIH FIRST Grant to Recruit New Underrepresented Faculty

The University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) were awarded a 5-year, $13.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to enhance efforts at recruiting and training junior faculty from underrepresented groups in biomedical science.

UAlbany Tapped to Lead $2.5 Million NSF Grant Aimed at Increasing STEM Participation Among Underrepresented Students

The five-year, National Science Foundation grant will support the SUNY Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, a collaboration among 15 SUNY institutions that has played an instrumental role in diversifying the nation’s STEM workforce over the last 20-plus years.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Awarded $1.6M for Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) Program for Underrepresented Youth and Educators

The Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) program, funded by the National Cancer Institute, will engage underrepresented minority undergraduate and high school students in cutting-edge cancer research, curriculum support, and professional development activities.