Addressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism In 21st Century STEMM Organizations: A Summit

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Call for Nominations - due March 18.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will convene a national summit that will highlight how racism operates at different levels in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM) settings; identify policies, strategies, and practices for confronting systemic racism; and identify ways to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEMM settings (such as universities, hospitals/medical centers, non-profit organizations, laboratories, government, and industry among others). Particular attention will be paid to the effect of systemic racism on the careers of individuals belonging to racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the STEMM workforce. These groups include Black/African American, Hispanic/LatinX, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, and Pacific Islander communities.

The summit will engage a range of stakeholders in the STEMM community, including individuals directly impacted by racism, academic experts in STEMM fields, experts in the science of racism, STEMM employers and educators, and those involved in establishing policies in STEMM settings. Participants at the summit will discuss the existing body of research and scholarly literature, including from the NASEM, pertaining to racism, diversity, equity and inclusion. The summit will include panels on the empirical and experiential evidence related to the ways in which systemic racism and other barriers impede STEMM careers for historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups, and on ways to address these barriers, including strategies undertaken by stakeholder communities. Discussions at the summit will inform future National Academies’ activities to address racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEMM organizations.

The planning will be carried out by a committee of approximately 6 volunteer experts in the fields of:
  • diversity science
  • higher education
  • social psychology
  • industry and business
  • industrial and organizational psychology
  • human resources
  • public policy
  • history
  • sociology
  • medicine
  • demography

The National Academies are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in order to strengthen the quality of our work. Diverse perspectives contribute to finding innovative approaches and solutions to challenging issues. We encourage the nomination of volunteers who reflect the populations we serve and also welcome in particular nominations of candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, and early- and mid-career professionals.

We invite you to submit nominations for planning committee members, reviewers, and participants for this summit by March 18, 2021. The national summit will be held in mid to late June. Submit nominations.
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