The Institute of Diversity Sciences (IDS) is a multidisciplinary hub at UMass Amherst that brings together faculty, students, and staff from UMass and the Five College Consortium, Massachusetts educators from high schools, community colleges, business leaders, and other nonprofits.
The mission of the Institute is to:
Promote multidisciplinary science, engineering, and technology research that aims to advance equity in health, learning, work, and to mitigate the disparate impacts of climate change on communities.
Nurture the success of students who have been historically marginalized in STEM through affinity-based learning communities, mentored research experience, and professional development experiences.
Connect scientific research to social justice through public engagement and outreach in order to serve local, national, and international communities.
See how we are achieving these goals. The Institute of Diversity Sciences E-Newsletter highlights our current programs and activities and is published in the fall and spring. Read our past newsletters and watch short videos on the Institute activities here.