Maximizing Access to Research Careers
The following organizations assist under-represented students interested in careers in the sciences:
The MARC U*STAR Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health General Medical Sciences NIGMS supports biomedical and behavioral research training programs that help provide the most critical element of good research: well-prepared scientists. The National Institutes of Health and NIGMS encourage institutions to diversify their student populations and thus to increase the participation of individuals currently underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences.
SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership.
The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is a national conference designed to encourage undergraduate, postbaccalaureate and graduate students to pursue advanced training in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, including mathematics.
AISES, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, has worked to substantially increase American Indian/Alaska Native representation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields - as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders.