* Eligibility: Doctoral Students of Color
This online survey contains questions about your Ph.D. program, the factors that impact your career decision-making, potential race and gender barriers, your work-life balance, and your physical and mental health. This survey will help us to assess the importance of these factors in Ph.D. and post-Ph.D. career trajectories and should take about 25 minutes to complete. The first 700 eligible participants to complete the survey will receive a $20 Amazon gift card. All participants who complete the survey may enter a raffle for a chance to win an Apple Watch® (1 out of 4 available).
At the end of the survey, there will also be an opportunity for STEM major doctoral students to sign up for a 9-month mentoring program, called Professoriate Bound (see below for more details). The mentoring program is designed to minimize the stress and strain associated with racialized and race-gendered experiences participants may be experiencing within their STEM doctoral programs
It is a race- and gender-conscious, online coaching program for Black Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars from engineering who are interested in academic careers.
A tenured engineering professor paired with a tenured social science professor will lead teams of five participants.
The teams will meet twice a month for eight months.
It is sponsored by the NSF Broadening Participation in Engineering program (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1642895)
The curriculum will address professional development topics as well as issues related to race and gender.
The program starts in the first quarter of 2018 with four teams.
Professoriate Bound Videos
Creating a Thriving Research Enterprise: Developing a Research Agenda
Dr. Frances Williams
Critical Race Theory in Law and Beyond
Dr. Beverly Moran
Financial Planning for Your Future
Identifying and Addressing Unconscious Race and Gender Bias
Dr. Sandra Barnes
A Brief History of Race in America
Dr. Dennis Dickerson
Understanding and Disarming Microaggressions for STEM Students of Color
Dr. Donna Ford
Race, Identity and Culture: Barriers to Diversifying the STEM Professoriate
Dr. Richard Pitt
The History of the Black Experience at Predominately White Institutions
Dr. Rosevelt Noble
Below are a list of resources and cited sources frequently used in our work
Upton, R., & Tanenbaum, C. (2014). The role of historically black colleges and universities as pathway providers: Institutional pathways to the STEM PhD. American Institutes for Research. Retrieved from: Click to view source
This work was supported by grant funding from the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.