Admissions & Retention

Rochester Institute of Technology and the American Physical Society explored interventions that may help increase the access of US women and underrepresented minorities to physics PhD programs and increase the PhD completion rates of these groups.


Deploying Holistic Admissions and Critical Support


The University of Nevada, Reno’s two-year program, Graduate Acceleration through Innovation and Networking (GAIN) Scholars Program, was designed to increase the retention and success of historically underrepresented groups in graduate programs.
This Phase II of the original GradFIT program saw incoming domestic Ph.D. students engage in two 3-week summer boot camps as well as additional professional development, mentoring, and social network support activities during their first year and a half of graduate school.

Enhancing Diversity by Changing Institutional Culture and Scaffolding Student Success


San Francisco State University developed an innovative, modular approach to foster inclusive environments in which basic science graduate students can advance data science skills to boost career development.
Graduate Opportunities to Learn Data (GOLD) science is a certificate which focuses on teaching women and students from historically underrepresented groups computational and statistical skills and applying these to research projects.

Graduate Opportunities to Learn Data Science (GOLD): Empowering Female and Underrepresented Graduate Students through Inclusive Data Science Training

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