Historically Underrepresented Graduate Students' Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Bridget A. Walsh, Tricia A. Woodliff, Julie Lucero, Sheena Harvey, Melissa M. Burnham, Teysha L. Bowser, Matthew Aguirre, David W. Zeh
The purpose of this study was to understand the experiences of historically underrepresented graduate students, more than half of whom were enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This focus group study represents an initial stage in developing an intervention for historically underrepresented graduate students and their families.


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The study was funded by a National Science Foundation Innovations in Graduate Education (NSF-IGE) award (Award Number: 1856189) to the last author (PI) and the first author (a co-PI).