Toward a More Diverse Research Community: Models of Success

Effective ways to educate underrepresented minorities for careers in science and engineering are being demonstrated by a forward-looking group of colleges and universities. Because the fastest-growing groups in the population of the United States are also the most underrepresented in science and technology, it is difficult for the US to fully draw on its science and technology talent. To enable the US to achieve success in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), it must choose the path of inclusive excellence in STEM education in colleges and universities in order to supply the workforce with the graduates needed to sustain the US economy and meet national goals. Evidence of what works should guide the actions of the nation's policymakers and education leaders; as such, reports from the National Academies, the White House and others have been published that describe the problem of underrepresentation in STEM, along with evidence-based recommendations for a more full utilization of US talent. This article takes a look at some of these reports, as well as efforts that are being made by US colleges and universities to encourage and support minority students in the fields of STEM.

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  • Accession Number: 01635542
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: May 23 2017 10:28AM