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Online Effort Aims to Raise Number of Minority Scientists
Launched with the purpose of diversifying the ranks of the nation’s top scientists, the Minority Scientists Network, a new AAAS web site, is creating an online community of students, mentors, and administrators. At the heart of MiSciNet are individual voices, sharing personal experiences. These snapshots offer a glimpse into the private pathways chosen by successful minority scientists, and the strategies that effectively help keep them on course. Student essays, in particular, reveal the obstacles that may confront underrepresented scientists, and their tactics for overcoming barriers. The site will also sponsor campus events and workshops at national meetings, and offer networking and career-building opportunities to minority students.
For more information on MiSciNet read "Online Efforts to Diversity Ranks of Top Scientists", or, “New Voices in Science.”