About the STEM Diversity Network
The UW-Madison STEM diversity network is the online destination for resources related to STEM diversity on campus and beyond. Funded by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to Ahna Skop at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it is a collaboration between Skop, two undergraduates (Olushola Kemi Olukoga & Kaitlin Morse), one graduate student (Jennifer Gilbert, Genetics), Don Stanley (Life Sciences Communication), Tom Browne (CALS Diversity Dean) and newly retired, Lilian Tong (WISCIENCE). More recently the project has been supported by the Office of the Chancellor.
The main goals of the STEM diversity network are to:
- Catalyze communication and collaboration among students, faculty and staff on the UW-Madison campus in STEM fields.
- Provide resources and opportunities that allow undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and scientists to succeed in STEM fields.
- Provide outreach to the public outside of the UW-Madison campus.
- Create community in STEM on the UW-Madison campus.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison recognizes the academic vitality and enrichment that accompany having a more diverse student body, faculty and staff. As such, the university strives to promote diversity on campus through the recruitment and retention of underrepresented members of our campus community. While several programs on campus offer support to students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, the STEM Diversity Network is a place designed to help all interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers specifically. This network exists to aid the academic and social advancement of students (undergrad, grad, postdocs) in STEM by providing students with connections to other students, faculty, and resources available to help them succeed.
PressForward is a free plugin to assemble collective and applicable news sources using the WordPress platform. PressForward is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a foundation that generously supports original research, education related to STEM fields, and improving the quality of American life. The Sloan Foundation looks for dedicated individuals with original proposals that will benefit society. Dr. Ahna Skop received a Sloan Foundation grant to develop this website to highlight diversity, improve communication, and build a community in STEM on the UW-Madison campus.
The STEM diversity network comprises a group of campus leaders and people passionate about STEM diversity. If you are interested in being part of our growing network, please contact Dr. Ahna Skop (email@example.com), send a photo, and fill out this form.
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