2020 Fall Semester BRiDGE Events

Interested in learning more about the BRiDGE program, joining our organizing committee, or having a conversation about how to expand department seminars? Coming up on Monday, October 26, 10-11am, graduate student organizers of BRiDGE will be hosting an information panel. Check out the event flyer for details, and please spread the word!

Listen to the BRiDGE Panel Discussion here!

BRiDGE also virtually hosted two scholars this semester: Professor Kofi Boone (left) from the College of Design at NC State University and Dr. Fantasy Lozada (right) from the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. You can read recaps of their seminars here

A Letter to our Community

The community we have built through BRiDGE is intentionally anti-racist and we stand with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We founded BRiDGE to increase the representation and amplify the voices of early career scientists from underrepresented groups to address a specific problem we observed in our community: the attrition of underrepresented graduate students. This attrition is a product of the systemic racism that continues to pervade academia today. The BRiDGE Team, along with so many individual graduate students in our departments have been fighting this for years and using our voices to advocate for change.

Please see our full letter here, sent to our STEM community at UMass Amherst.

Thank you for supporting BRiDGE as we broaden the STEM pipeline

Thank you to all our supporters for helping us accomplish our goal of raising $2,400. These funds will go directly to supporting BRiDGE speakers in the College of Natural Sciences, and we couldn’t have done it without you!

If you wish to learn more about our work and the amazing scholars that have been brought to the UMass Amherst campus as a part of BRiDGE, check out our website (https://blogs.umass.edu/bridge/past-bridge-scholars/) or get in contact with us directly (bridge@umass.edu)!