We are glad you are here. Educating yourself regarding the history and current problems with racism, prejudices, inequalities, and biases is an important first step in combating it in our society.

Here is a list of some resources to start you off on your journey. Some of the links will take you to general readings and others are geared towards issues in STEM and more specifically in the field of chemistry.

Resources for understanding and contextualizing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • American Association of University Women–Explore issues in gender equity (e.g. equal pay, biases, career advancement) in STEM.
  • Project Implicit–A first step to combating unconscious or implicit biases is recognizing them. Project Implicit is a non-profit organization that have developed a series of test that allows you to explore your own unconscious biases.

Resources that explain why diversity, equity, and inclusion in science and chemistry matters

  • Article that defines diversity and why it matters for STEM
  • Article that highlights the importance of inclusion in STEM
  • Article that explains biases that exist with the idea of meritocracy
  • Book chapter that explains the importance of international STEM students in the United States
  • Article that highlights how scientists with disabilities are important to the field

Resources that highlight the current barriers with science and chemistry