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  • American Chemical Society International Center-Funding Opportunities for Short Term Research
    The ACS International Center is an online repository of programs and opportunities for the globally curious STEM practitioner. Students and trainees at all levels (from undergrad to post-docs) can view funding opportunities for short-term research stays in over 16 specified regions worldwide. The site also offers period webinars and web events and promotes the student of global science collaboration and its impact on international education. This is not one specialized program, but rather a listing of over 600 programs and opportunities for chemists, chemical engineers and related fields. Learn more by visiting the ACS International Center.


  • NIH Diversity in Extramural Programs
    A complete list of NIH diversity initiatives from high school through postdoctoral and career levels.


  • Change the Equation
    Change the Equation works at the intersection of business and education to ensure that all students are STEM literate by collaborating with schools, communities, and states to adopt and implement excellent STEM policies and programs. Change the Equation is a coalition of corporate members leading a movement to ensure that every young person in the U.S. is STEM literate through high-quality STEM experiences that spark a lifelong love of learning.


  • Go Grad: Women and Masters Degrees: Scholarship resources for Women in STEM
    Today, women earn significantly more master’s degrees than men, and in a diversity of fields. Nonetheless, women continue to face challenges to higher education, and remain under-represented in a number of industries. Thankfully, many schools and organizations recognize these trends and are taking steps to address them. Learn more about the state of women in graduate school, and the programs that help them succeed. Many scholarships for Women in STEM are available if you scroll down through the useful information, you will find many of them listed with links to their resources.


  • College Affordability Guide -sources of funding
    The comprehensive guide (nearly 10,000 words!) walks students through the various sources of aid available to graduate students: institutional aid and loans, fellowships/assistantships, employer assistance programs, and more. We even offer subject-specific advice, such as federal loan forgiveness programs for teachers, and medical school scholarships for military veterans. The guide offers something for all students.


  • OnlineSchools.org- valuable resources including financial aid for Minority students
    Created with the modern-day online student in mind, OnlineSchools.org is a valuable source of knowledge for anyone interested in furthering their education online. We offer resources to help students from k-12 to graduate level achieve their goals by choosing and succeeding in the program that is right for them. Our site has been featured on several notable websites and our resources have been shared by well-known institutions across the country. Our mission to offer valuable resources on all aspects of education, including financial aid, applying to schools, degree planning, and student skill development.


  • Open Access Publications and Worldwide International Science Conferences and Events
    OMICS Group publishes 500 online open access scholarly journals in all aspects of STEM. They also organize 300 International conferences annually across the globe, where knowledge transfer takes place through debates, round table discussions, poster presentations, workshops, symposia and exhibitions. Free of cost.


  • Increasing Access and Success in STEM: Supporting the transition of High School students with Disabilities into College
    Resources to help advance high school students with disabilities with transitioning into post-secondary STEM education programs. These resources were the result of finalizing training materials used in student workshops run by Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies at the University of Maine and Maine EPSCoR.


  • The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
    a complete guide to STEM for kids (K-12) organized by age and interest, and a section specifically focused on resources and activities for girls


  • My Future TX - Plan your future
    My Future TX will help you explore the colleges, majors, and careers that are the best fit for your future. My Future Tx will help you narrow down your post-high school choices by comparing important performance and financial metrics so that you create a more informed plan.


  • Veterans Guide to Paying for College
    Information, resources and expert advice on higher education funding and scholarship for veterans.


  • Best Practices in Faculty Hiring
    This online resource, developed by the University of Oregon, describes the findings from the scholarly research and best practices from our peer institutions, as they relate to the tenure track faculty search process in general, and to diversifying faculty in particular.


  • Virtual Nerd
    Looking for math help? Virtual Nerd offers interactive tutorials for students in grades 6–12. Whatever you're working on, from fractions basics, to Algebra functions, to solving inequalities, Virtual Nerd complements classroom and private tutoring instruction.


  • PBS Kids Design Squad
    The goal of Design Squad is to give kids a stronger understanding of the design process, and the connection between engineering and the things we all use in everyday life. The DESIGN SQUAD NATION website equips kids with science and math skills, inspires them, and lays the foundation they need to participate in engineering activities later in life.


  • Paid Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences
    A compilation of paid opportunities in the biomedical, ecological, pre-vet, pre-med, bioinformatics, neuroscience, microbiology and immunology fields, maintained by Tom Frederick at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)


  • WEPAN Professional Development Webinars
    WEPAN webinars focus on topics relevant to women in engineering and STEM. Our purpose is to significantly increase knowledge of key issues and encourage all participants to lead implementation of best and promising practices that will advance diverse communities of women in engineering in academic and workplace settings.


  • Ocean Opportunties: Working to increase diversity in ocean higher education
    Ocean of Opportunities is a partnership between science, math, and engineering faculty at minority-serving institutions and graduate program administrators to recruit students for ocean science and engineering graduate programs. The partnership is dedicated to promoting the development and training of a diverse and thriving ocean sciences workforce.


  • "Prepare for the Science Fair" an animation video by Kevin Temmer
    An animated short explaining the steps to completing a science fair project. Created by Kevin Temmer. Kevin created this animation as part of the Creativity Action Service (CAS) requirement for the International Baccalaureate program.


  • MinorityPostdoc.org
    A web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.


  • ScienceGuy.org
    A site for K-12 Science - Bringing Science, Education, Careers and Life together! A collection of YouTube videos, articles and Power Point resources outlining fun science projects to try.


  • MentorNET
    To further the progress of women and others underrepresented in scientific and technical fields through the use ofa dynamic , technology-supported mentoring network.



Featured Program!

The Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program

The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program focuses on increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in astronomy, biology, chemistry, materials science and physics. Students work towards the Master’s degree at Fisk with the intention to enter a PhD program at Vanderbilt or elsewhere, with access to instructional and research opportunities at both institutions. Tuition, stipend, and medical insurance are provided. The application deadline is April 15th. Click here to learn more and apply!

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