Race and Research: Higher Education and Diversity

Episode 102

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Race and Research: Higher Education and Diversity

Stat: 33%—The percentage of people of color who make up America’s STEM workforce.

Story: In this episode, we consider the pipeline to the research workforce—higher education. In a conversation with Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and its vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Katharine Cole, we explore how the university supports undergraduate and graduate students from a range of backgrounds and prepares them for STEM careers.

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College Faculty Have Become More Racially and Ethnically Diverse, but Remain Far Less So Than Students

After the Fact

Race and Research
Race and Research

Race and Research

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In a new season of Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast, we explore diversity in America and how race intersects with research in a range of fields—from public opinion polling to medicine to economics.