Diversity is a priority for Rutgers University and for the Graduate Programs in Molecular Biosciences. The undergraduate student body at Rutgers is amongst the most diverse in the nation. Our students come from all over the United States and the world.
Recently Rutgers renewed a grant award from the NIH focused on increasing the diversity of the biomedical workforce. Read more about the Rutgers University Pipeline (RUP) Program funded as part of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity Program of the NIGMS
Launched in the spring of 2007, the BIO Links program provides School of Graduate Studies graduate students and Rutgers postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to volunteer their time in local public schools. The program is a partnership between Rutgers graduate students and postdocs, and science teachers at local public schools. Volunteers are paired with a science teacher from a local school and make a commitment to visit one class per week for nine weeks. Some past volunteers have decided to continue visiting the classrooms well beyond the nine week commitment.