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NASA Pledges $18 Million on New Research Projects at Several HBCUs To Help Boost STEM Diversity

In a major new push to help increase diversity and inclusion in the world of STEM, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that it will soon be supporting academic programs at several of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)….

Archived: Calling All Girls: Science Needs You

Here’s a pitch for girls everywhere: Want to create life-changing tech Set your sights on Abbott (No. 10 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list). It takes commitment at an early age to build successful careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Women make up just 15-25 percent of…

Archived: BASF Hosted Summer Internship Program for Engineering Students at its Largest Manufacturing Facility in North America

PRESS RELEASE BASF student interns volunteer for BASF Kids Day. BASF provided the opportunity for 26 engineering students to spend the summer working as interns at its site in Geismar, Louisiana. The site is BASF’s largest manufacturing facility in North America. The interns, selected from universities nation-wide, participated in engineering…

Archived: BASF's Heidi Alderman; Breaking Gender Barriers in Engineering

By Barbara Frankel Heidi Alderman’s career path has been anything but traditional. A chemical engineer, she’s been a leader in operations and procurement in the very male-dominated chemical industry. Today, she heads Petrochemicals in North America for Germany-based BASF. The Petrochemicals sector is a $5 billion business, manufacturing and marketing…

Archived: American Universities Hinder Diversity Among STEM Students

Are traditional academic approaches hindering organizations from bolstering diversity According to new research, universities aren’t doing enough to diversify the next generation of talent from STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) departments. In fact, 37 percent of STEM department chairs gave their institution a grade of “C” or below when…