Science advances best when all minds contribute and all voices are heard. Data Science in Human Behavior seeks minds and voices that have been marginalized in STEM fields, including those of women and members of under-represented minority groups.
Our program adopts four mechanisms to aid in this mission.
- Team-based research. As a Data Science master’s graduate student you will work closely with other trainees, senior mentors, and faculty, in small teams that provide guidance, support, and inspiration across diverse perspectives. Team-based research provides a stronger and wider base of knowledge and support than traditional grad-in-a-lab training.
- Community Building. Through hands-on research, internships, seminars, happy-hours, and mini-conferences, you will find many opportunities to connect with others who share your experience and background. We believe these social support networks make it easier for pioneers like you to navigate the challenges of STEM graduate education.
- Inclusive Recruitment. We are committed to devoting resources to recruitment in historically black colleges and universities (HBUs), minority-serving institutions (MSIs) as well as via pipelines for first-generation college students.
- Equity Promoting Projects. We are committed to finding at least one project per year that is equity serving and/or working with diverse populations. Students will choose from several projects in industry, government and/or non-profit agencies, and at least one of these projects will include the mission to promote equity.
One thing we as researchers can do to build a more inclusive research community, is acknowledge work from historically underrepresented groups by including diverse contributions in our citations
Please see our Resources page to discover more ways to amplify diverse voices in STEM
Amplify Diverse Voices
One thing we as researchers can do to build a more inclusive research community, is acknowledge work from historically underrepresented groups by including diverse contributions in our citations.
Thank you to Anna Shapiro Shapiro Lab for compiling most of the following resources. Please let us know if you discover more that we can include!
Amplify Diverse Voice in Psychology & Neuroscience
Amplify Diverse Voices in STEM