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Advertisers please note the following deadlines for the DiverseScholar monthly email newsletter. The publishing schedule below lists deadlines when advertisement copy must be received by 5pm PST. These email announcements drive postdoc readers to our website. Schedule subject to change without notice. Advertisers can request ad rate info by contacting us at . Advertisements are published soon after payment is made any weekday throughout the month. However, having the ad published before the e-newsletter mailing will maximize exposure to our listserv readers.

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February 12 16
March 11 15
April 15 19
May 13 17

Posted 2-Feb-2016


Partnership with Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

DiverseScholar announces a mutual partnership with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) — a non-profit consortium of over 650 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non- and for-profit organizations. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives. DiverseScholar and HERC will cross-promote each other’s services to their respective communities. DiverseScholar will also be offerring discounts on its services to HERC members.

Posted 2-Feb-2016


Articles by DiverseScholar NASW Diversity Travel Fellows

Learn about the science communication Diversity Travel Fellowship as well as the 2014 and 2015 awardees. DiverseScholar original articles by the 2015 Fellows have now been published:
Sara Seager’s Search for Distant Habitable Worlds

Missed Opportunities for Inclusion at ScienceWriters 2015

Is America Latina Present in Science Journalism?

Science Is Only Half the Story: Know Your Audience

From MIT Chemical Engineering to Tech Entrepreneurship: Meet Role Model Chris Davis

Black Journalists Pitch Their Stories to Advance Science

The Cutting Edge of Genetics Can Be a Lonely Place

How Technology Designers Will Dictate Our Civic Future

STEM Book Review: Networking for Nerds

Satellites: Coming Soon to a Lab Near You

Posted 8-Jan-2016


Join us at Hispanic & Native American STEM Conference!

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science is holding its annual SACNAS conference (#SACNAS2015) at the Gaylord National Resort in Maryland from October 29-31. Below are the activities that we are organizing. See the complete agenda.

Posted 27-Oct-2015


Apply for Science Writers 2015 Diversity Travel Fellowship

Announcing the 2015 DiverseScholar National Association of Science Writers (NASW) Diversity Travel Fellowship. Sponsored by a generous NASW Idea Grant, these travel awards (10 at $1,000 each) were created to encourage underrepresented minorities in science journalism to attend the ScienceWriters2015 conference (October 9-13; Cambridge, MA). Extended deadline to apply is Sunday August 30 at noon PST using this online application. U.S.-based underrepresented minority journalists are encouraged to apply especially African-, Hispanic-, and Native-Americans who have journalism experience in STEM, medicine, health, environment, technology, etc.

Read about the 2014 travel fellows and see their essays describing the SciWri15 conference experience. Prepare for the conference with advice from SciLance and Open Notebook.

Posted 26-Aug-2015


DiverseScholarTV: Critiquing Apple Tech Diversity

Introducing our first DiverseScholarTV report: Tech Industry Diversity: Do Not Forget Latinos. The tech industry now admits to a lack of diversity and so plan to spend multi-millions to change the status quo. However, tech “diversity” is not just Black or White so where’s the love for Latinos?

Posted 2-Aug-2015


Roca speaking at Open Source Software Conference

We’re speaking at the Open Source Bridge (#osb15) conference on the topic Catalyzing Diversity: Practical Advice for Navigating Minority STEM Communities to Open Up Open Source. This is part of our new diversity initiative in the tech/coding sector. Our OSBridge session will review our panel at the Tapia Diversity in Computing meeting. The OSBridge conference will occur June 23-26 in Portland, OR just before AlterConf — a series of discussions on diversity in the tech & gaming industries.

Updated 8-Oct-2015,
Posted 23-Jun-2015


DiverseScholar Executive Director in NCWIT Competition

DiverseScholar Executive Director Alberto Roca gave a 5-minute flash talk during the Flash Tank at the 2015 Summit of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). The video recording of the 5 contestants has been published. Dr. Roca’s presentation (cued below or jump to minute 36) on “Increasing Ethnic and Gender Diversity in Open Source Communities” is based on his recent collaboration with OpenHatch and Outreachy at the Tapia and Open Source Bridge conferences. The winning presentation was by Dr. Linda Ott.

Updated 16-Jun-2015,
Posted 19-May-2015


Help a Latina Diversify Tech

We are helping Ashley Lopez in her goal to become a junior software developer. Please donate to her coding tuition fund. Ashley recently completed a General Assembly Web Development Immersive course that costs $11,500 that was paid for using a family personal loan.

DiverseScholar is collaborating with Ms. Lopez on the Latino EduMentor project — a platform to connect students to mentors for college success especially in STEM fields. Ashley was a semi-finalist for the Voto Latino Innovators Challenge grant; and, now we are semi-finalists for the Echoing Green Fellowship. The funding would allow her to work on the project for a year. Follow her journey on the EduMentor blog.

Posted 15-Apr-2015


Please vote: Diversity at Open Source Software Conference

We’ve submitted a session proposal for the Open Source Bridge (#osb15) conference. Please vote (click star) for the topic Catalyzing Diversity: Practical Advice for Navigating Minority STEM Communities to Open Up Open Source. This is part of our new diversity initiative in the tech/coding sector. The OSBridge session would review our panel at the Tapia Diversity in Computing meeting. The OSBridge conference will occur June 23-26 in Portland, OR just before AlterConf — a series of discussions on diversity in the tech & gaming industries.

Posted 10-Mar-2015


2015 Tapia Diversity in Computing Conference

Join us at the Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing occurring February 18 to 21 in snowy Boston, MA. We are supporting the Opportunities in Open Source session. Come learn how the projects Outreachy and OpenHatch help you begin on open source software projects to achieve tech workforce diversity.

Posted 18-Feb-2015





National Postdoctoral Association Conference

Join us at the premier postdoctoral policy conference of the nation — the National Postdoctoral Assoc conference (#NPA2015) in Baltimore, MD from March 13 to 15. We’re organizing a session on Institutional Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships: Growing Your Own Faculty Pipeline.

Posted 13-Jan-2015


Join us at Hispanic & Native American STEM Conference

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science is holding its annual SACNAS conference (#SACNAS2014) at Los Angeles Convention Center from October 15-19. Professional development panels below are highlighted from the complete agenda.

Posted 13-Oct-2014


Meet the Science Writers 2014 Diversity Travel Fellows

Read about the five new DiverseScholar National Association of Science Writers (NASW) Diversity Travel Fellows. Sponsored by a generous NASW Idea Grant, these travel awards were created to encourage underrepresented minorities in science journalism to attend the ScienceWriters2014 conference (October 17-21; Columbus, OH). Over the next few weeks leading up to the #SciWri14 conference, we will be publishing their essays on the subject of diversity in science journalism.

This is a new #SciCommDiversity project with collaborator Danielle Lee, PhD and continues our activities to increase diversity in the science communication workforce.

Posted 23-Sep-2014


We’re a Semi-finalist for the Echoing Green BMA Fellowship!

Dr. Alberto I. Roca, Executive Director of our DiverseScholar non-profit, is a semi-finalist for the 2014 Echoing Green Black Male Achievement Fellowship. It was announced today that the DiverseScholar project, publishers of the MinorityPostdoc.org website, was one of 444 applicants selected at the semi-finals stage out of almost 2,800 submissions. Echoing Green, based in New York, recognizes the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs through this highly competitive yearly fellowship program. The Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship is co-awarded by the Open Society Foundations. Dr. Roca was also a 2013 semi-finalist for the Echoing Green Global Fellowship.

Posted 19-Feb-2014