Function at Hunter College of the City University of New York is among the most diverse in the sciences.
Lafayette Frederick was born in Dog Bog, Mississippi, and grew up with five brothers and sisters on a cotton farm in Missouri, where his sharecropper father taught him and other local kids in a one-room schoolhouse that doubled as a church.
The first in her family to go to college, Jocelyn Nadeau entered Smith College intending to major in psychology.
Growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marietta Vazquez' doctor's visits would often turn into long question-and-answer sessions.
The Scientist spoke to four distinguished scientists, all belonging to "underrepresented groups," about their experiences and their views on diversity.
This resource guide lists a selection of scholarships, grants, organizations, and other support targeted to underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities.
When Juan Magana applied to University of California, Berkeley, at his sister's urging, he didn't know much about the school.
It's all about who you know, they say, and success in the life sciences is no exception.
The business and scientific value of diversity is discussed frequently, but building a truly diverse workforce is much easier said than done.
In this section, seven prominent life scientists from underrepresented groups in academia and industry talk about their lives and career paths.