STEM Equity & Inclusion

STEM Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Resources

If you have resources you’d like to see added to this list, please contact me at
jurgensL [at] tamug [dot] edu

Academics4BlackLives homepage link

List of ways to take action for Black survival and wellness

Resources on Race and Disability

Miscellaneous resources for being part of the solution

Add your photo to This is what a scientist looks like

First, avoid being a microaggressor:

Second, learn how to intervene against racism, sexism, abelism, and anti-LGBTQ actions or words: bystander intervention training

For male colleagues: Don’t be that dude: handy tips for the male academic

Learn how to advocate for disability-friendly conferences

Papers, books, essays & conference reports

This is not a comprehensive list, but it can get you started

Degrees of Difference: Reflections of Women of Color on Graduate School (book, McKee and Delgado)

Diversity is Not Enough by Dr. Gailda Pitre Davis

Diversity is a Dangerous Set-up by Dr. Prescod-Weinstein

This Fantastic Reading List compiled by Priya Shukla

Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia

Horner-Devine MC, Yen JW, Mody-Pan PN, Margherio C, Forde S. Beyond Traditional Scientific Training: The Importance of Community and Empowerment for Women in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2016 Oct 17;4:119.

Sugimoto, CR, V Lariviere, CQ Ni,  Y Gingras & B Cronin.  Bibliometrics: Global gender disparities in science (2013)

Moss-Racusin CA, Dovidio JF, Brescoll VL, Graham MJ, Handelsman J. Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2012 Oct 9;109(41):16474-9.

Bingham, B & L Torres Fixing the leaky pipe: increasing the recruitment of underrepresented groups in ecology (2008)

Ecology & Marine Science diversity, equity & inclusion groups and lists

Diversify EEB “Highlighting ecologists and evolutionary biologists who are women and/or underrepresented minorities” (aimed at search committees, those looking to diversify speakers/plenaries, etc. )

The League of Extraordinary Female Ecologists Similar to the above, for women in Ecology. Add yourself!

Ecological Society of America SEEDS program Opportunities, funding, and mentorship for undergraduate students (and graduate alumni) from traditionally underrepresented groups.

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science) “Dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM” also holds an annual conference and provides funding opportunities for students (general science, not ecology or marine focused).

Mendeley group: Women in Ecology Posts new papers on gender and science/ecology Compilation of resources including job postings, funding, articles, and a section with links to all kinds of great blogs

Neurodiversity & Autism Inclusion

**I’d like to add more resources here, especially for the life sciences and ecology, but I can’t find them. Please contact me if you have any leads.**

Austistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Landmark College’s Institute for Research & Training  Short-courses and online resources for inclusive teaching for autistic students and those with learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Useful handout on Executive Function (EF).

College of William and Mary’s Neurodiversity Initiative  One of the few programs with some discussion of neurodiversity and being an autistic student

Luke Beardon’s Perspectives on Autism blog Interviews with autistic academics mostly from the autism research community in the UK


University of California President’s Postdoc

Ford Fellows

McNair Scholars (also has a list of other funding opportunities)

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Opportunities