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 will review the existing research on education and academic career patterns for minority women in science, engineering, and medicine. It will focus 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.
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.
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)
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
This study is sponsored by the National Science Foundation Grant No. 1049637.
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