Black chemists are adding their voice to calls of systemic racism in academia and STEM fields. Here’s what they say needs to change in their fields.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) in Washington, D.C. has awarded a three-year $2.3 million Smart and Connected Communities Grant to Rutgers University and a five-year $1 million Scholarships-in-STEM Grant to William Paterson University in Wayne.

The Rutgers grant will allow faculty to help advance digital public services for the City of Newark, while the William Paterson grant will provide scholarships to low-income students and create leadership programs at seven partner area schools.

Rutgers faculty will partner with the City of Newark, according to the university. Faculty from the departments of Computer Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering in New Brunswick and the Transparency and Governance Center in the School of Public Administration and Affairs in Newark will develop strategies and tools to