Meet BU’s Newest AAAS Fellows

A pioneer in treating anxiety, one in turning moon dust into oxygen, and one in developing disease diagnostics for low-resource communities recently appointed fellows Each year, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to their fields of expertise. As the chaotic and uncertain year of 2020 […]

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Roscoe Giles, Lifelong Advocate for STEM Diversity, Named AAAS Fellow

BU engineer recognized for his work in advancing diversity and inclusion in the field of computation Roscoe Giles, Boston University College of Engineering professor of electrical and computer engineering, has had a career marked by firsts. He was the first black student to earn a PhD in physics at Stanford University, he was the first […]

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Here’s How to Really Improve Gender Diversity in STEM Research

BU engineer and peers recommend formal policies that could level the playing field between men and women Boston University engineer Joyce Wong is a co-author on a new Science paper suggesting policies that could increase gender diversity in the STEM research workforce. Photo by Dave Green.   “Oh, that’s terrible, but that doesn’t happen here.” […]

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Meet BU’s Six CAREER Award Recipients

These BU researchers will use their National Science Foundation funding to develop new methods and solutions in their fields of study Boston University researchers recently received CAREER awards, granted from the National Science Foundation, with one of the six winners investigating space weather in order to safeguard satellites and other orbiting technologies making their way […]

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SheHacks Boston Student Organizers Are #makingthenewnormal

Weekend hackathon tackles the gender gap in computer science A negative experience at a New York hackathon gave Fiona Whittington (COM’19) the idea for SheHacks Boston. Photo by Jake Belcher. Fiona Whittington went to her first hackathon by herself. It didn’t go well. “When I walked in some guy came up to me and was like, […]

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BU Scientists Get $3 Million NSF Research Traineeship Grant

Preparing new generation of researchers to tackle urban environmental problems BU faculty Lucy Hutyra (from left), Pamela Templer, and Jonathan Levy are leading an NSF Research Traineeship program aimed at providing graduate students the technical, policy, and communications skills needed to help cities address multidimensional environmental and public health issues. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. More […]

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BU Promotes Diversity in STEM Fields with NSF Grants

At MED, students from underrepresented groups learn about careers beyond medicine BU has three National Science Foundation grants to promote diversity in STEM fields; the principal investigators are Linda Hyman, associate provost for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (from left), Sarah Hokanson, director of professional development and postdoctoral affairs, and Pamela Templer, a CAS […]

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Three NSF Grants Will Promote Diversity in STEM

Medical school will guide students from underrepresented groups to career paths beyond medicine Left to right: Linda Hyman, associate provost for MED’s Division of Graduate Medical Sciences; Sarah Hokanson, BU director of professional development and postdoctoral affairs, and Pamela Templer, a CAS professor of biology, are each principal investigators on National Science Foundation grants aimed […]

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Science Club for Girls Takes STEM to the Next Generation

GWISE grad students share knowledge and enthusiasm Aurora Kesseli (GRS’21) with third-graders Amaria Smith (left) and Cassandra Riley as they work on an experiment at the Girls Science Club. In a messy room at Allston’s West End House Boys and Girls Club, a dozen girls and women are gathered around a table, coloring and chatting. This […]

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NSF Funding Opportunities for Broadening STEM Participation

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, STELAR hosted a special webinar on behalf of the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) highlighting upcoming funding opportunities within EHR especially aimed at broadening participation in STEM. Watch the webinar Download the presentation slides

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