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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Transforming the Diversity Landscape
Presentation Title How to do Diversity at the PhD Level in STEM: Lessons and Tools from the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program
Author(s) Keivan G. Stassun
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Keivan G. Stassun
Abstract Scope We discuss the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program, which has become the nation's top producer of underrepresented minority PhDs in astronomy, physics, and materials science. We discuss the role of partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Serving Institutions, the development of alternative metrics to the GRE for assessing student talent and potential, and a system of wrap-around mentoring for ensuring student success. We also share our online Diversity Toolkit for other institutions to use for enhancing diversity and excellence in their graduate programs.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided

OTHER PAPERS PLANNED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM

Diversity Beyond the Numbers: Fostering and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions
Diversity Leads to Innovation
How to do Diversity at the PhD Level in STEM: Lessons and Tools from the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program
JSU ADVANCE: Bias Awareness Strategies to Affect University Policies
Panel of Past TMS Presidents: Transforming the Diversity Landscape
PEERs: Educating and Empowering Student Change Agents in the University of Washington’s College of Engineering
Securing the Future of American Public Research Universities by Increasing the Number of Under-reprsented Minorities in STEM
The Impact of Coaching, Mentoring, and Sponsorship on Diversity
Understanding and Addressing the Patterns of Bias in STEM Environments

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