The Institute of Diversity Sciences (IDS) is a multidisciplinary unit that brings together faculty and students from UMass and the Five Colleges, Massachusetts educators from K-12 and community colleges, business leaders, and practitioners to:
Promote multi-disciplinary research that involves science, engineering, and technology where the research questions target equity concerns
Nurture the success of diverse students as they enter the STEM workforce through mentored research experience and opportunities to engage with visiting scientists from underrepresented groups
Connect scientific research to social impact through public engagement and outreach in order to serve local, national, and international communities
Affiliates of our Institute promote equity in health, learning, and work and mitigate the impact of climate change on communities. See how we are reaching these goals.
The Institute of Diversity Sciences E-Newsletter highlights our programs and comes out twice a year. You can read previous and current ENewsletters and view short videos on Institute activities here.