URM Serving Organizations

We aren’t the only organization out there that is dedicated to serving underrepresented minority scientists! Here are others that are doing great work and have a lot of resources that you can access.

Organization NameDescription/Mission StatementLocation
Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST) BEST aims to take action, with seed funding from a coalition of federal agencies, to broaden the participation National
Center for Advancement of Hispanics in Science & Engineering Education (CAHSEE) CAHSEE seeks to prepare talented Hispanic and other underrepresented minority science and engineering students achieve academic excellence and professional success through CAHSEE's pipeline of rigorous educational and leadership development programs. National
Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) MAES aims to promote, cultivate, and honor excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists. National
Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) The Mathematics, Engineering & Science Achievement (MESA) USA is the governing body of a nationally recognized K – 16 STEM organization. Our leaders, students, parents, and alumni are fierce advocates for equity and access to high-quality STEM education and training for underrepresented students. National
National Association of Multicultural Engineering (NAMEPA) NAEMPA works to provide quality services, information, and tools for our stakeholders, develop and matriculate a diverse pool of engineers and scientists from K-16, and achieve equity and parity in the nation’s workforce. National
National Association for the Professional Development of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE) The mission of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) is to build an eminent cadre of successful diverse global leaders in STEM and advance their professional endeavors by adding value to their academic, development, leadership, and philanthropic endeavors throughout the life-cycle of their careers. National
Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP) The Association of Black Women Physicians is an organized network of Black women physicians committed to the improvement of public health and welfare, through the advancement of knowledge concerning women and the community health. National
Black Girls Code Black Girls Code aims to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. National
Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) The Society of Black Academic Surgeons aims to improve health, advance science, and foster careers of African American and National
The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) AAIP seeks to offer educational programs, services and activities that motivate American Indian and Alaska Native students to remain in the academic pipeline and to pursue a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research. National
SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of minority groups in STEM. It is one of the largest URM STEM organizations in the country National
New York Minority Graduate Student Association NYMGSA is a community for graduate students to interact with peers, post-doctoral fellows, established scientists, and other professionals. New York City
Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) AMIE’s primary purpose is to facilitate partnerships between corporations and/or government agencies and one or more of the HBCU engineering programs. National
Latino STEM Association, Inc. Latino STEM Association works to connect Latinx scientists to professional networks and engage the Latinx community in STEM National
Latino STEM Alliance Latino STEM Alliance focuses mainly on outreach to Latinx elementary and middle school students and their parents. Massachusetts
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) SHPE is dedicated to increasing Hispanic participation in STEM through education and networking. National
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) AISES works to increase the representation of indigenous groups of North America in STEM National
National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) NSBP supports Black physicists in their professional pursuits and to highlight the contributions of Black physicists to the international community. National
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) NSBE is dedicated to supporting Black engineers and being a catalyst for social change in engineering. National