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Below is a short sample of the literature on creating more equitable, inclusive and diverse communities in STEM fields, with an emphasis on Chemistry.

Integrating Antiracism, Social Justice, and Equity Themes in a Biochemistry Class

Calder Hollond, Rou-Jia Sung and Jane M. Liu

J. Chem. Educ. 2021


Grading on a Curve as a Systemic Issue of Equity in Chemistry Education

 Ryan S. Bowen and Melanie M. Cooper

J Chem. Educ. 2021


Equitable and Inclusive Practices Designed to Reduce Equity Gaps in Undergraduate Chemistry Courses

Kimberly N. White, Kimberly Vincent-Layton, and Brandilynn Villarreal

J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 98, 2, 330–339


College chemistry textbooks fail on gender representation

Mona L. Becker and Melanie R. Nilsson

J. Chem. Educ. 2021, 98, 4, 1146–1151


Black chemists speak out about inequity in STEM

by Linda Wang , Megha Satyanarayana

JUNE 19, 2020


Belonging in general chemistry predicts first-year undergraduates’ performance and attrition

Angela Finka, Regina F. Freya and Erin D. Solomon

Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2020,21, 1042-1062


Evaluating the Success of Hispanic-Surname Students in First-Semester General Chemistry

Diana Mason and Kathleen C. Mittag

J. Chem. Educ. 2001, 78, 2, 256


Diversifying Undergraduate Chemistry Course Pathways to Improve Outcomes for At-Risk Students

Lisa Shah, Elle Butler Basner, Kenneth Ferraro, Anna Sajan, Adan Fatima, Gregory T. Rushton

J. Chem. Educ. 2020, June 5, 2020


Advancing Equity Amongst General Chemistry Students with Variable Preparations in Mathematics

Ralph, Vanessa R. University of South Florida

ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2020. 27738935.


Not all disadvantages are equal: Racial/ethnic minority students have largest disadvantage of all demographic groups in both STEM and non-STEM GPA

Kyle M. Whitcomb, Chandralekha Singh

Improving College Student Success in Organic Chemistry: Impact of an Online Preparatory Course

Christian Fischer, Ninger Zhou, Fernando Rodriguez, Mark Warschauer, Susan King

J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96, 5, 857–864   April 17, 2019


STEM Field Persistence: The Impact of Engagement on Postsecondary STEM Persistence for Underrepresented Minority Students

Flynn, Daniel T.

Journal of Educational Issues, v2 n1 p185-214 2016


Honing in on the Capabilities That Are Most Predictive of Student Success in the First Semester of Organic Chemistry

Rosa Betancourt-Pérez, Julio Rodríguez, and Lorell Muñoz-Hernández

J. Chem. Educ. 2020, 97, 3, 635–642


Improving Underrepresented Minority Student Persistence in STEM

Mica Estrad, Myra Burnett, Andrew G. Campbell, Patricia B. Campbell, Wilfred F. Denetclaw, Carlos G. Gutiérrez, Sylvia Hurtado, Gilbert H. John, John Matsui, Richard McGee, Camellia Moses Okpodu, T. Joan Robinson, Michael F. Summers, Maggie Werner-Washburne, and MariaElena Zavala

CBE Life Sci Educ. 2016 Fall; 15(3): es5.

Introducing Diversity through an Organic Approach

Irosha N. Nawarathne* 

J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96, 9, 2042–2049


Science identity development trajectories in a gateway college chemistry course: Predictors and relations to achievement and STEM pursuit

Kristy A. Robinson, Tony Perez , Justin H. Carmel , Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia

Contemporary Educational Psychology 56 (2019) 180–192