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Diversity Resources


  • Society of Women Engineers- SWE
    Stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.

  • Association of Women in Science – AWS
    For nearly 40 years, the Association for Women in Science has fought for equity and career advancement for women – from the bench to the board room. We unite women through our nationwide network of chapters and partnerships with aligned professional organizations.

  • Association for Women in Mathematics –AWM
    The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.

  • Sigma Delta Epsilon/Graduate Women in Science – GWIS
    Sigma Delta Epsilon-Graduate Women in Science is an inter-disciplinary society of scientists who encourage and support women to enter and achieve success in science through full participation in their scientific research and its applications; in the development and advancement of women; in the integration of their careers, personal goals, and society’s needs; and by professional networking and mutual inspiration.

  • Women in Science, Technology and Mathematics- WIS
    WAMC's special radio programming on women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (made possible through support from the National Science Foundation) featured in this website was produced for broadcast on our nationally-syndicated radio programs.

  • National Center for Women & Information Technology - NCWT
    The National Center for Women & Information Technology is a non-profit community of more than 450 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in technology and computing. NCWIT helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing community, evidence, and action.

  • The Manufacturing Institute- STEP Ahead Initiative
    The Manufacturing Institute is partnering with Deloitte, University of Phoenix, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers on the STEP Ahead initiative (women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production). The STEP Ahead initiative was launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through Recognition, Research, and Education/Leadership. It will also highlight best practices for attracting, advancing and retaining strong female talent.

  • Women in Technology International
    WITI started in 1989 as The International Network of Women in Technology and, in 2001, evolved into The WITI Professional Association, the world's leading trade association for tech-savvy women. Today, WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities.

  • Diverse Education
    Diverse: Issues In Higher Education stands alone as the only source of critical news, information and insightful commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education. Diverse began writing about diversity in higher education long before diversity and multiculturalism became a “hot button” issue. Today, our mission remains as true as it was over 29 years ago: to provide information that is honest, thorough and balanced. We seek, through traditional and nontraditional mediums, to be change agents and generate public policies that resolve inequities that still exist today. In fulfilling our mission, we believe we are helping to build the educational, cultural, social and economic structures necessary to allow every individual to reach his or her full potential, and thus contribute to the greater good of their community and the nation at-large.

  • National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science
    IWITTS helps educators nationwide close the gender gap for women and girls in male-dominated careers -- such as technology, the trades and law enforcement. We also work with employers to assist them in integrating women successfully into their male-dominated workplace. In particular, we have worked extensively with law enforcement agencies.


  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers- SHPE
    The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

  • National Society of Black Engineers – NSBE
    The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more.

  • National Society of Black Physicists – NSBP
    The organization seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for African Americans in physics and to increase their numbers and visibility of their scientific work. It also seeks to develop activities and programs that highlight and enhance the benefits of the scientific contributions that African American physicists provide for the international community. The society seeks to raise the general knowledge and appreciation of physics in the African American community.

  • National Society of Hispanic Physicists – NSHP
    The purpose of this society is to promote the professional well-being and recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic physicists within the scientific community of the United States and within society at large. The Society seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for Hispanics in physics and to increase the number of practicing Hispanic physicists, particularly by encouraging Hispanic students to enter a career in physics.

  • National Association of Black Mathematicians – NABM
    The National Association of Mathematicians, Inc., known as NAM, was founded in 1969. NAM, a nonprofit professional organization, has always had as its main objectives, the promotion of excellence in the mathematical sciences and the promotion and mathematical development of under-represented minority mathematicians and mathematics students. It also aims to address the issue of the serious shortage of minorities in the workforce of mathematical scientists.

  • Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers – SASE
    SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live.

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society – AISES
    The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science, and other related technology disciplines.

  • Society for Advancing Chicanos and Native Americans in Science – SACNAS
    SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities – HACU
    HACU’s mission is to champion Hispanic success in Higher Education by: promoting the development of member colleges and universities; improving access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meeting the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.

  • ¡Excelencia! In Education
    At Excelencia, we believe acknowledging racial and ethnic trends describe our society in useful ways. Using data and analysis to identify factors that influence the success of specific student populations establishes the base line information from which to develop more effective policies, engage diverse stakeholders, and enhance the active and tactical responses needed to better serve Latino and all students.

  • CLASP seeks to improve the lives of low-income people. We develop and advocate for federal, state and local policies to strengthen families and create pathways to education and work. Our vision is an America where children grow up safe, healthy, nurtured, and prepared to succeed; where young people and adults have the skills and supports they need to fulfill their potential and to contribute to society and the economy; where jobs provide decent wages and family friendly policies; where poverty is rare; where there is justice for all; and where all people can participate equally and their communities can prosper.


  • Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
    On a broad, national level, DeafTEC: Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education National Center of Excellence, serves as a resource for high schools and community colleges that educate deaf and hard-of-hearing students in STEM-related programs and for employers hiring deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

  • National Association for the Deaf
    The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America. The mission of the National Association of the Deaf is to preserve, protect and promote the civil, human and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States of America.

  • DeafTechNews
    DeafTechNews is the premiere destination for product reviews, as well as technology news and editorial content for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. By primarily featuring American Sign Language based videos in mass communication, DeafTechNews caters primarily to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, but is accessible to viewers of all kinds with the supplementation of captioning in videos. DeafTechNews’ mission is to provide high-quality, comprehensive technology-related coverage that is accessible to all members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

  • National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
    The ultimate goal of the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities is to provide high quality, evidence-based technical assistance to help states build and implement sustainable programs and best practices that will yield positive results in dropout prevention, reentry, and school completion for students with disabilities. NDPC-SD has the following four interrelated goals, which captures its overarching purpose and supports the Center's mandate.

  • National Girls Collaborative Project: Youth with Disabilities
    The NGCP works to strengthen the capacity of girl-serving STEM programs to effectively reach and serve underrepresented girls in STEM. To assist Collaboratives and girl-serving programs to reach girls with disabilities, the NGCP website now includes a comprehensive listing of disability resources including: links to publications, resources, and organizations focused on including, advocating for and serving youth with disabilities. This web resource is organized into three groups: K-12 Education, Higher Education, and Career Information.

  • Veterans' Employment and Training Service
    An independent agency called VETS within the Department of Labor assists veterans in making the transition from military to civilian life, train for and find good jobs, and to protect the employment and reemployment rights of veterans, Reservists and National Guard Members. VETS offers employment and training services through cooperative working arrangements and provides funds to the states under specific grant agreements to maintain staffing grants to support two national programs the Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) and the Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) Program.

Workforce Development

  • Jobs for the Future
    JFF works with our partners to design and drive the adoption of education and career pathways leading from college readiness to career advancement for those struggling to succeed in today’s economy. By 2020, JFF, working with our partners, is committed to doubling the number of low-income youth and adults who attain postsecondary credentials.

  • Clemson University Center for Workforce Development – CUCWD
    The mission of the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development which is to support demand-driven education, research, dissemination and outreach that will advance economic development and enhance employment opportunities for South Carolinians thereby providing industry with a highly qualified talent pool of next generation technicians, engineers and scientists.

  • Manpower Development Research Corporation - MDRC
    MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect the poor. MDRC is best known for mounting large-scale demonstrations and evaluations of real-world policies and programs targeted to low-income people. From welfare policy to high school reform, MDRC’s work has helped to shape legislation, program design, and operational practices across the country. Working in fields where emotion and ideology often dominate public debates, MDRC is a source of objective, unbiased evidence about cost-effective solutions that can be replicated and expanded to scale

  • My Next Move
    My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. It has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience. My Next Move is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) through a grant to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.