Volume 88 Issue 47 | p. 26
Issue Date: November 22, 2010

Understanding Diversity

NSF hopes to support, encourage social research on minorities in science
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Diversity, NSF, STEM Education

Since its founding in 1992, the Biology Scholars Program (BSP) at the University of California, Berkeley, has served more than 2,000 undergraduates. The program was created to encourage and nurture underrepresented minorities and low-income and first-generation college students—demographics that often struggle with or drop out of the sciences in school.

In the past 18 years, greater than 80% of the program’s students have been accepted to medical school, compared with a little more . . .

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