A path to increase Black representativeness in science
Odu is a word that means "destiny" or "path" in the Yoruba language. Some traditions recognize 256 Odus of which one is destined for you.
This tale has inspired us to recognize that not all paths are easily accessible for Black students. This is especially the case for careers in STEM fields.
Often, Black students are pushed away from STEM paths driven by the sense of not belonging. This perception is fuelled by microaggressions, tokenism and other manifestations of systemic racism in academia that isolate Black students .
At Odu we provide peer support and role models to inspire Black student to walk the path of science.
We understand that other racial minority groups also struggle in academia and we are here for you as well. We speak multiple languages!
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