A new six-year study led by Brian Burt at Iowa State University shows race was a greater obstacle than expected for black men who pursue a graduate degree in engineering. Photo by Ryan Riley.

Experience of black doctoral students underscores need to increase diversity in STEM fields

The danger and risk of riding out a storm is symbolic of the decision black men make to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. They do so knowing they will face challenges, but the barriers described by black men who shared their experiences as part of a six-year study show how race was a greater obstacle than they expected.

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