There is a persistent gap in broad participation by underrepresented minority students in STEM PhD programs. Through the GREATS (GRaduate Education for Academically Talented Students) program, University of Illinois at Chicago hopes to provide these students with integral skill sets and knowledge that will equip them to successfully face ingrained climates of intimidation within STEM professions, and support their empowerment, agency, and authenticity for academic success and social integration in STEM fields.
The GREATS program had two primary goals, which were intertwined: to add much-needed diversity to academic communities in STEM and to examine how educational practices around self-advocacy can be further translated to other fields.
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American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) 2021 Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD)Intersection of Race and Gender on Experiences of Undergraduate Engineering Students in Leadership Roles
ASEE 2022 Annual ConferenceWork in Progress: Self-Advocacy as a Framework for Supporting Academic Success of Minoritized Graduate Students