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About The Inclusive Graduate Education Network Alliance (IGEN)


Participation by underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines plummets between undergraduate and graduate studies. Underlying drivers are many, but an ability to close the gap between undergraduate and graduate The Inclusive Graduate Education Network Alliance proposes an innovative strategy to eliminate the underrepresented racial and ethnic minority gap within the five year time-span of this grant, and to institutionalize inclusive, evidence-based practices for selecting and training a diverse, innovative, and globally competitive scientific workforce. 

This project takes a full-spectrum, cross-sector approach to addressing participation and success of underrepresented students by: (1) improving mentoring of undergraduates, (2) transforming graduate admissions, (3) recruiting large numbers of underrepresented racial / ethnic minority (UREM) students who would otherwise not enter graduate studies through a centralized process,(4) improving graduate retention measures, and finally, (5) enhancing professional development of students and their mentors.

This work is done as part of the National Science Foundation INCLUDES Program. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants Nos. 1834540, 1834545, 1834528 and 1834516. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Diversity Landscape

This project is taking a look at  the total number of Bachelor's and Doctoral Degrees in the Physical Sciences (Geoscience, Chemistry, Physics, Astrophysics, and Materials Science) per state to U.S. Citizens and the proportion of those degrees that were earned by individuals identifying as Native American/Alaskan, Latino or Hispanic and Black or African American on average per year. Data collected from 2013-2017 IPEDS database. Read More

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