Structural Change within Science Policy

The HBCU & MSI Science Policy College Tour was launched as a response to the lack of diversity, inclusion, and representation within the field and organizations of science policy at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges, and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Black, Latino, Indigenous (or Native American), LGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities face significant disparities with respect to representation, as compared to their counterparts at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). The goal of the HBCU & MSI SciPol College Tour is to introduce the field of science policy to early-career STEM students, scientists, and researchers from these schools to help inspire, empower, and provide the next generation of science policy leaders with the tools to succeed and thrive in science policy, advocacy, and public discourse revolving around issues where science can be utilized to positively impact underserved populations and reduce racial disparities.

March 28 - 30, 2023

Join us for a series of virtual workshops, networking opportunities, career stories and more! Registration is open to reserve your spot! Questions? Please reach out to outreach@scipolnetwork.org

Several black students smiling and holding their fist in the air triumphantly. NSPN logo upper R. Text: Registration is open! HBCU & MSI SciPol College Tour March 28-30, 2023. scipolnetwork.org/scipol-tour

Keyboard overlaid with headshots and text. L - Dr. Raechel McKinley, R - Dr. Jasmine George. txt lower R - Read more about the foudning of the HBCU Science Policy College Tour on our blog

"We designed the tour to inspire students as we were motivated by our high school college tour experiences at North Carolina A&T State University. These tours gave us an opportunity to see ourselves at a University, and to know that we could succeed in areas of science, technology, and math." - Dr. Jasmine George, HBCU Science Policy College Tour Founder


Below are the relevant dates and details for the college tour. More information about speakers and registration coming soon.


If you have a question that is not addressed above or in the questions below please reach out to outreach@scipolnetwork.org!