Repairing the STEM Pipeline

two women of color looking at a test tube while masked

The “pipeline” metaphor popular in higher ed STEM fields describes the journey a student interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics must take through increasingly specialized studies to become a tenured faculty member. The pipeline is infamous for its gender inequity: Women make up more than half of biology doctorate earners, but only 21% of full professors in the life sciences, for example. Krieger School faculty such as Karen Fleming, a professor in the Krieger School’s Department of Biophysics, and Rigoberto Hernandez, a professor of chemistry, are working to repair the faults in the pipeline and to create a more diverse faculty. Read the full story on the Hub.