Diversifying the Professoriate – One Postdoc at a Time

Written by: Chris Coia
Published on: May 10, 2019

According to some measures, 80% of university chemistry and biology professors are white. Research has shown that a lack of female role models and role models of color may be causing fewer women and students of color to consider STEM careers.

 In a country that is rapidly diversifying, it’s clear that students need a more diverse faculty to prepare them for careers in STEM fields. To address this issue, Stanford University’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has launched the Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine (PRISM).

To read more about Stanford's PRISM program, visit our partner site, People of Color in Higher Education