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Research 
News On 
Minority Graduate 
Education 
(MGE)
Volume 1
Number 1
Inside this issue:  Wanted: A Better Way to Boost Numbers 
of Minority Ph.D.s 

An Interview with Dr. Isiah M. Warner

The Non-SEM Field Choices of Black and Latino Undergraduates With the Aptitude for Science, Engineering and Mathematics Careers

Shirley Vining Brown "Citizen Scientist"

A Message from Yolanda George

About Our Icon

Managing Editor:Yolanda S. George
Editor: 
Virginia Van Horne
Art Director:
Ann Williams
 

Making Strides is a quarterly (April, July, October, and January) research newsletter published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Directorate for Education and Human Resources Program. Its purpose is to share information about minority graduate education (MGE) in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. It is available in print and electronic format. Inquiries, information related to MGE, and all correspondence should be sent to the editor. 

About Our Icon 

For our first issue, we asked Shirley M. Malcom, Head of the AAAS Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs, to explain our icon.

AAAS staff have tried, over the years, to convey symbolically a representation of the idea of structural reform in colleges and universities to better support SME minority students. This triangle was introduced in the 1991 AAAS Investing in Human Potential (IHP) as an elaboration of this notion of the evolution of program activity toward structural reform. We envisioned that projects would give way to programs and incorporation of practices that support the achievement of all students in science, mathematics, and engineering. We saw this evolution in the many schools we visited in the IHP study. Two other basic ideas embedded in this symbol are the movement form the work of the individual faculty or staff member who is inspired by passion and personal commitment to the formation of a community that cares and supports it sudents--within a college, a department, and ultimately the entire university.; and the movement from marginalized soft money efforts to support SME achievement, to the expenditure of regular hard dollars. As we make strides toward the top of this triangle, we learn from each other what works, under what circumstances, and to what end. 
 

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