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Research Spotlight

Classrooms (at UNM) are composed of mainly underrepresented communities... Seeing these students advance in their lab work and coursework is very exciting for me, and I enjoy inspiring them to pursue careers in the life sciences.

Karlett Parra
Karlett Parra

Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of New Mexico

Diversity, equity and inclusion news
5 ways to use hip-hop in the classroom to build better understanding of science

Teachers often don’t know how to make science relevant, and many students of color fail to develop a science identity.

Challenging science stereotypes with a video game

Imagine a digital game set in a lab that creates a research experience accessible to all and populated by all.

Reimagining academic leadership

The COVID-19 pandemic and protests against racial injustice highlight an existing leadership vacuum stemming from factors such as rapidly advancing technology, reductions in state and federal appropriations, and escalating enrollment challenges.

Putting body weight in context

“I didn’t expect to start seeing the intersections of fatphobia with environmental racism or police violence... But once you start seeing the redundant harms larger people are exposed to, it’s hard to stop.”

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Resources from the ASBMB


Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship for Undergraduates

Provides up to $2,000 toward undergraduate tuition costs for one academic year.


Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award

Honors an outstanding scientist who has shown a strong commitment to the encouragement of underrepresented minorities in the scientific enterprise.


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