Participants Needed: Study for Doctoral URM Women in STEM

Greetings! We are a group of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Arizona State University, and we are interested in improving the STEM experiences of graduate women from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds.

We are currently seeking participants for a short 25-30 minute research study designed to understand the first- and second-year experiences of doctoral women in STEM.

This study has been approved by the University of Massachusetts Boston Institutional Review Board (IRB #2021174).

Participants who meet the following criteria are invited to take part in this research:

●      Identifies as a PhD student in STEM (e.g., physical sciences, biology, mathematics, computer sciences, engineering, etc.)

●      Identifies as a woman from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds (i.e., Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, white, and/or Bi/Multiracial)

●      Currently enrolled in either the 1st or 2nd year of a STEM doctoral program

If you are interested in participating in this study, please click the link below. Participants will receive a fifty-dollar e-gift card for their time.


We would greatly appreciate it if you could also forward this email to other students who you believe might meet the criteria for the current study.

If you have any questions about the research study, please feel free to email the principal investigator, Kerrie Wilkins-Yel, at