Diversity in STEMM at Ohio State

Ohio State personnel committed to diversifying the STEMM talent pool have the goals of exchanging information about efforts currently in place on campus, brainstorming how we can interact more effectively, and to network across campus communities.

Our ultimate goal is to make our programs more diverse at all levels. To facilitate ongoing learning and collaboration, this site features a collection of campus programs dedicated to STEMM diversity.

We also include promising models and existing opportunities that have not been implemented at Ohio State, and we encourage discussion around these topics.

If you are aware of a program or resource that should be included here or if you wish to be added to a mailing list for future gatherings, please contact Dr. Marcela Hernandez, Hernandez.16@osu.edu.

STEM Student Organizations

  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

  • National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)

  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Students in lab

External Resources

AAAS Career Development Center
A catalogue of STEM-focused online courses, programs and tools to help science and engineering professionals.

Being Human in STEM
A collaboratively designed project that aims to foster a more inclusive, supportive STEM community.

Tips for Applying to Graduate School

"Funding your STEM Graduate Education" Webinar Recording

This webinar recording is a great resource for independent study or group discussion. Students can view the webinar recording and associated professional development handouts.

Learn more about funding your STEM graduate education
STEM Fellowship Applications and Personal Statements -- with guest speakers from NSF and the EPA

This webinar recording features Dr. Joerg Schlatterer with the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and Dr. Brandon Jones, with the EPA fellowship programs. This is a great resource for independent study or group discussion. Students can view the webinar recording and associated professional development handouts.

learn more about NSF and EPA fellowships
Preparing for Graduate School Resource Toolbox

This collection of handouts helps students understand the graduate school application process and provides tips and strategies related to finding suitable programs and completing successful applications

learn more about preparing for graduate school
Getting Strong Letters of Recommendation Handout

We often get questions from students who are nervous about approaching recommenders for letters. This handout helps prepare undergraduate students to get strong letters for their graduate application packages.

learn more about letters of recommendation
Enhancing your Fellowship Application Handout

This handout will help prepare graduate students for fellowship applications.

Learn more about enhancing your fellowship application