Recruiting from the GEM Fellowship database starting in July each year is the best way to add diversity in your graduate study body in STEM majors. At Northwestern University we have used this each year and have now more than doubled our URM PhD population in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. We reached new heights for Fall 2015 with 23.5% of our domestic PhD population being URM PhD students. The overwhelming majority of the credit goes to recruiting from the GEM Fellowship database. This workshop will share in detail how we have been able to do this. We will also touch upon our sponsoring these individuals as GEM University Associate Fellows.
Bruce A. Lindvall currently serves the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University as assistant dean for graduate studies. At Northwestern University he also chairs the Science and Engineering Committee for Multicultural Affairs (SECMA). SECMA is committed to recruiting, admitting, retaining and graduating more underrepresented minority students in the STEM fields. Bruce has also worked for The College Board, the University of Kansas, and Purdue University in a variety of administrative roles that have revolved about admission in higher education. He is passionate in his work so that student populations are more diverse and that all students benefit from this. His educational background includes a BS in Mathematics, an MS in Guidance and Counseling, and a PhD in Educational Administration, all from Purdue University.