There is a general underrepresentation of minority students—particularly African American, American Indian, and Hispanic students—in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields at the graduate level. The problem of underrepresentation in doctoral education and the academic workforce is exacerbated by the fact that attrition rates from doctoral programs tend to be very high. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF grant #1138814, “Completion and Attrition in AGEP and non-AGEP institutions”), will examine patterns of completion and attrition among underrepresented minorities in STEM doctoral programs across 21 institutions. Read more about the initiative here.