Over the years, research has been done to discover why it was so difficult to broaden participation in the sciences. Studies analyzed the lack of underrepresented minorities in scientific undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. In 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded a new way of looking at the issue: finding what has worked to broaden participation in the past, and how to continue to broaden participation in the future.

What is What Works?

This website is a resource for research, education, and collaboration for broadening participation in the field of environmental biology. WhatWorks gives you access to tools and techniques used by previously and currently successful mentors of underrepresented minorities, as well as personal stories and tips for future or current mentors looking to broaden participation.