Alliance for Diversity

in Science & Engineering:

STEM Undergraduates

Preparing for Excellence in Research


Our mission at ADSE is to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in academia, industry, and government. ADSE supports, organizes, and oversees local, graduate student-run organizations that reach out to students and scientists of all ages and backgrounds.

ADSE        aims to form a supportive environment for Women, Latinos, African-Americans, Native Americans, LGBTQIA persons, and any other member of an underrepresented group in STEM.


We hope to develop a strong foundation for research-focused students intent on continuing their education in graduate school through shadowing graduate students at doctorate-granting institutions, graduate school panels featuring underrepresented students and STEM professionals, presentations by visiting speakers with a Q&A session, and conferences focused on undergraduate and graduate student research.


Our Mission:


We believe in promoting STEM Education in the chapter's local community by

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Organizing fundraising that also emphasizes outreach and community service.



Taking an active role in the surrounding community with science demonstrations for middle and elementary school students.


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Mentoring local upper-level students in high-school with college Question & Answer sessions.


How can I join?
Undergraduate students from any branch of science and engineering may seek membership without regards to disability, race, gender, or sexual orientation/identity. 
There are a few ways that you can join our community of STEM professionals:

  1. Join one of the existing local chapters. 

  2. Start a local chapter at your institution. Download and view basic charter here.

  3. Join as an individual member. Start an application here

Videos from a recent zoom panel:

ADSE SUPER director Kathryn Allen leads two panels over zoom about diversity in STEM and the path to grad school.

Featuring Graduate School Panelists

Olivia Lanes - University of Pittsburgh, Physics/Astronomy Liam Schroeder - University of Delaware, Chemistry

Jennifer Houtz - Cornell University, Biology

Eeman Abbasi - U Penn, Biology

Charlotte Marie Istance - U of Manchester, Chemistry


Panelists from Professional Schools

James Dreer - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Natalie Sukanick - University of Maryland School of Pharmacy


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Alliance for Diversity in
Science and Engineering

501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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