Chemistry Department Ranked Most Gender Diverse
According to the latest survey conducted by the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE), the percentage of female faculty in STEM fields, specifically chemistry, is slowly increasing. According to a poll of the top 50 chemistry departments in the United States, in the 2016–17 academic year, an average of 20% of the roughly 1,500 chemistry faculty were women.
In 2016–17, Northeastern University had the highest percentage of total chemistry faculty who were women, at 32%, or 7 of 22. Northeastern’s chemistry department is proud to be recognized as one of the most gender diverse in the nation, leading the initiative to expand the STEM industry to include more women.