The purpose of the Sloan MPHD (Minority Ph.D.) program is to assist efforts to diversify the U.S. Ph.D. degree-holding workforce by increasing the recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented doctoral students in STEM, especially in fields where national trends document persistent underrepresentation. A secondary aim is to change the demographics of STEM faculty in U.S. colleges and universities by paying special attention to the preparation of doctoral students from underrepresented minorities (URM) for careers in academia.


The ultimate goal of the Sloan MPHD program is to change the U.S. STEM workforce (academic, corporate, governmental, NGO) so that its demographic characteristics are representative of the entire U.S. population, closing the achievement gaps that exist between the majority and underrepresented minority populations in STEM.

List of SLOAN scholars in ChE department:

Name Email At UPR Since
Misael Diaz Maldonado 2000
Darlene Z. Galloza Lorenzo 2002
Yohaselly Santiago Rodriguez 2004
Ariangeli Ortiz Negron 2005
Daniel Mateo Ortiz 2004
Maritza Perez Perez 2006