The lack of diversity in the science and engineering workforce stems from an underproduction of underrepresented students in science and engineering at every level of postsecondary education, with a progressive loss of representation as we proceed up the academic ladder. The potential science and engineering workforce is drawn primarily from among our nation?s undergraduates who complete at least a bachelor?s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The primary problem in increasing diversity representation in these fields is the limited size of this pool of potential talent. Unfortunately, most NIH training programs are focused largely, if not exclusively, on an academic career and directed at later stages of the academic pipeline, supporting graduate and postgraduate diversity candidates, rather than enlarging the pool of potential diversity scientists and engineers by identifying and preparing promising undergraduate diversity candidates for graduate and postgraduate study.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Resource and Support Contracts (N02)
Project #
268201200012C-3-0-1
Application #
8755735
Study Section
Project Start
2011-12-01
Project End
2013-11-30
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$641,083
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Maryland Balt CO Campus
Department
Type
DUNS #
061364808
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
21250