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2014 Committee Meeting
Beckman Center
Irvine, CA
6/18-20/2014

Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia - Summary of a Conference Report Dissemination Event
NAS 125

2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20418
5/1/2014
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Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia : A Conference

  Project Information  

Project Scope
Meetings and Events
Conference Summary Report

Ad-hoc Committee
Staff

Sponsors


Project Scope

While the numbers of women pursuing higher education in science, engineering and medicine has grown (including the number of minority women) there is still a relatively small number of minority women faculty in all institutions of higher education including minority serving institutions. This project reviewed the existing research on education and academic career patterns for minority women in science, engineering, and medicine. It focused on model practices and programs that recruit, retain, and advance women of color with a recognition that not all programs may work effectively for different ethnic and racial groups.  

Meetings & Events

Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia 1st Committee Meeting
October 9-10, 2011 | Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Committee on Advancing Institutional Transformation for Minority Women in Academia 2nd Committee Meeting
January 11, 2012 | Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia
Agenda and Presentations | Written Testimonies | Session Videos
June 7-8, 2012 | NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

A conference was conducted to (1) systematically review relevant research literatures to enhance understanding of the barriers and challenges to the full participation of all minority women in STEM disciplines and academic careers; (2) identify reliable and credible data sources and data gaps in order to better understand the critical transitions where women of color are lost; and (3) identify the key aspects of exemplary policies and programs that are effective in enhancing minority women's participation in faculty ranks. 

Sepcial Event: Dissemination of the Seeking Solutions Report
May 1, 2014 | Room 125, NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Videos of Highlights from the Seeking Solutions Conference Are Now Available (click to see more)  

Speaker: Shirley Malcom, AAAS
NAS Seeking Solutions malcolm-closing s8 fullSeeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academ from The National Academies on Vimeo.
 

Conference Summary Report

SEEKING SOLUTIONS REPORT COVER


Seeking Solutions 
reviews the existing research on education and academic career patterns for minority women in science, engineering, and medicine to enhance understanding of the barriers and challenges to the full participation of all minority women in STEM disciplines and academic careers. Additionally, this report identifies reliable and credible data source and data gaps, as well as key aspects of exemplary policies and programs that are effective in enhancing minority women's participation in faculty ranks. Success in academia is predicated on many factors and is not solely a function of talent. Seeking Solutions elucidates those other factors and highlights ways that institutions and the individuals working there can take action to create institutional cultures hospitable to people of any gender, race, and ethnicity.

The report includes a summary of all the discussion panels at the conference, two commissioned papers, an annotated bibliography of studies on women of color, and 28 written testimonies from professional societies, federal agenices and academic institutions. A free PDF of the report can be downloaded at the National Academies Press website: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18556 Please contact CWSEM staff at wjing@nas.edu if you need to request a printed copy of the report.

 

Ad-hoc Committee

Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Co-Chair, Chief Scientific Officer, Cytonome/ST, LLC
Florence Bonner, Co-Chair, Senior Vice President, Research and Compliance, Howard University

Joan W. Bennett (NAS), Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University
Alicia Carriquiry, Professor of Statistics, Iowa State University
Anothony DePass, Assistant Vice President for Research Development and Director, MBRS RISE Program, Long Island University
Joseph M. DeSimone (NAE), Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joseph S. Francisco, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University
Sylvia Hurtado, Professor and Director of Higher Education Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
Vivian W. Pinn (IOM), Former Associate Director for Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Staff

Catherine Didion, Director
Victoria Gunderson, Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow
Wei Jing, Research Associate
Mahlet Mesfin, Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow

Sponsors

NSF logoThis study is sponsored by the National Science Foundation Grant No. 1049637.

  

 

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