Understanding Diversity in STEM: WMPD Day
May 12, 2021
Science (including the social and behavioral sciences), Technology, Engineering and Math - or STEM - improves the quality of life for people around the world. Our nation’s ability to build a better future for everyone depends on more people having opportunities to be a part of STEM.
On May 12, we invite you to join us in recognizing the current state of inclusion in STEM among Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities (WMPD) and understanding what to do next.
2021 Day of Events
- Closing Event: Understanding Diversity in STEM How can we build a more diverse and dynamic STEM workforce?4:00pm EDT | 1 PM PT A panel of social and behavioral scientists will discuss how to build a more diverse and dynamic STEM workforce.
- 3pm ET | 12pm PT Academic pipeline programs have created safe spaces for women, minorities and persons with disabilities to receive training in STEM disciplines for decades. Panelists will discuss programs featured in Academic Pipeline Programs: Diversifying the Bachelors to the Professoriate.
- 2pm ET | 11am PT The Congressional Chemistry Caucus invites you to participate in a special event to discuss an important topic with Camille Schrier – biochemist, Doctor of Pharmacy student, and Miss America 2020.
- 1pm ET | 10am PT In this panel, scholars discuss LGBTQ+ and multiracial demographics in our country and within STEM fields - and how this report might best serve diversity and inclusion in the future.
- 11:30 am ET | 8:30 am PT | Twitter Use #AAASWMPD on Twitter and join the conversation! AAAS’s Inclusive STEM Ecosystems for Equity & Diversity (ISEED) Team will host a conversation on the 2021 WMPD report findings. https://twitter.com/aaas
- 11am ET | 8am PT A 30-minute program will use WMPD findings to recognize gains that have been made and gaps that remain. We share stories of how broadening participation in STEM has created opportunities for researchers and improved quality of life for communities across the globe.