Diversity in Entomology to provide top-tier research experience, mentoring for undergraduates
Engaging underrepresented students to create diversity in agriculture and life science fields represents a pressing challenge for the scientific community.
Diversity in Entomology, a project of the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Entomology’s Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates, hopes to address recruitment and support deficiencies for underrepresented students beginning in Summer semester 2022. Recruitment of its first cohort is underway now.
The goal of this project is to provide top-tier research experiences that improve students’ problem-solving abilities, and critical and creative thinking and communications skills to prepare them for competitive graduate programs and/or jobs within agriculture and natural resources fields.
The project focuses on mentoring students for success in diverse work environments and providing a support network designed to bolster their success beyond the project.