Failure to Launch
Inside HigherEd published an article regarding the struggle many postdoc students face: finding the first faculty position. While most will agree that increasing STEM education and professions (particularly amongst minority populations) works to advance public well-being and society, students are being met with very little assistance during their postdoc. Author Karen Kashmania Oates writes about her self-realization as a faculty member who could have done more to help early career scientists, and how she came to be more proactive. Read about Oates’ experience, the desperate need for postdoc mentors and how experienced faculty can help raise STEM diversity, in her full article here.