Devin Swiner and Travis White featured in C&EN Article

August 27, 2020

Devin Swiner and Travis White featured in C&EN Article

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PhD Candidate, Devin Swiner and Assistant Professor Travis White have been quoted in an article for C&EN. Swiner, a cofounder of the #BlackinChem movement, part of the greater #BlackinSTEM movement discusses the challenges of being one of a few black students in her major during undergrad. Similar stories are echoed by others part of the #BlackinChem movement and they are hosting events via Twitter to support students who were once where they are. 

Assistant Professor at Ohio University, and former CBC OSU post-doc, Travis White recalls in the article that he did not have a black professor until his 4th year of undergraduate. Currently, the only black tenure track professor in his department means he is still lacking faces similar to his own in his peers. 

Link to article: https://cen.acs.org/careers/diversity/BlackinChem-breaks-down-barriers/98/i33?s=09 

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