Cottrell Scholar Keivan Stassun, a Vanderbilt University professor of physics and astronomy, says his RCSA grant was instrumental in the launch of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program. The program has triggered a revolution in the way science doctoral programs at research institutions support underrepresented minority students.
Two recent studies shed important empirical light on gender bias in the sciences and should be cause for great scrutiny and reflection by America's universities and colleges. Our nation's continued preeminence in science and technology will depend on engaging the best and the brightest, regardless of gender -- or of...
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