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Project Information

Project Information


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Public Events


Project Scope:

We will plan three high profile, public events around the country during 2019 to highlight the impact of diversifying policy perspectives and considerations as they relate to several contemporary “grand challenges” in science, engineering, and medicine. By bringing together beneficiaries of programs designed either to expose emerging scientists, engineers, and medical professionals to science policy or to enhance and support underrepresented populations (and some programs designed to do both), around focused science policy questions, we will explore the impact of specific perspectives as well as the programs themselves.  The grand challenge of each event will be on a current research topic in science policy, such as climate science, innovation and entrepreneurship, or health equity, although the specific themes of each event will be determined in consultation with collaborating groups and advisors. A primary focus for all three events will be on the benefits of considering diverse perspectives on these issues as they relate to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the scientific enterprise.

Care will be taken to structure the events to include perspectives from alumni and current members of the Ford Foundation Fellows, the Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellows, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellows, the Gulf Research Program Fellows, the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Awardees, and members of the New Voices Program, among others.  Local representatives of these programs will be among the featured discussants.  However, participation as discussants will not be limited only to representatives of those groups, as the goal will be to highlight the experiences of a wide range of diverse scientists, engineers, medical professionals, educators, business leaders, and policy leaders.

Invited participants will include educators, policymakers, industry leaders, the media, sponsors, and others from the local communities—and will include targeted invitees from diverse communities.  In addition, NAS, NAM, and NAE members will be invited and encouraged to attend.  For example, we will use our traditional "mailing lists" to invite participants, but will specifically target the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congressional Women's Caucus for the three events.

All of the events will be webcast and a summary of the events will be produced and published in a report at the end of 2019. Ultimately, we hope to work with the collaborating groups and advisors to either develop specific projects or continue the series of discussions.

Status: Current

PIN: PGA-CWSE-19-P-160

RSO: Dahlberg, Maria

Topic(s):

Policy for Science and Technology



Geographic Focus:
North America

Committee Membership



Committee Membership

No data present.


Events



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Lecture

Description :   

Human beings have long called on science to define concepts of sex and gender and used them to characterize, classify, and divide. On Friday, March 13, the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine will host a Women's History Month event on Science, Sex, and Gender. Moderated by Harper Jean Tobin (National Center for Transgender Equality), a panel of experts will explore the role of science in evolving and expanding notions of sex and gender in a discussion that centers the lived experiences of transgender and intersex women.

Panelists include

  • Harper Jean Tobin, National Center for Transgender Equality (Moderator)

  • Moya Bailey, Northeastern University

  • Katie Dalke, Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute

  • Tori Cooper, Human Rights Campaign

  • Katrina Karkazis, Brooklyn College/Yale University





If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Maria Lund Dahlberg
Contact Email:  mdahlberg@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3372

Agenda
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Colloquium

Description :   

There is a need for collective action at colleges and universities to create student-centered environments that recognize and support learning, growth, and development, but people often feel unsure about what actions to take or how to address situations on the ground. This served as the inspiration for the Committee on Women in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2020 Black History Month event.

The two-part session provided multiple ways to develop and strengthen culturally responsive practices and skills. First, a panel of discussants walked through case studies, highlighting areas where biases may appear and how to address them. Next, the participants had a chance to engage in an exercise around bias and micro-aggressions, and develop some culturally responsive practices.





If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Maria Lund Dahlberg
Contact Email:  mdahlberg@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3372

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Colloquium

Description :   

What does “Equity in Design” mean to you? Three scholars discussed how algorithms, education, policy, and language can and should incorporate equity in their design. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine welcomed participants to a panel discussion and reception at the National Academy of Sciences Building on December 2 at 6 pm (registration open at 5:30).

The panel included:
 

  • ANNA LANDRE, an undergraduate research fellow at the Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies and a commissioner for ANC 2E in Washington, DC, discussing her experiences as a student as well as the importance and benefits of inclusion of disability in policy reform and design.
  • IAN SMITH, a computer scientist, software engineer, and linguist, discussing ASLCore, a Deaf-centric project to develop academic vocabulary in ASL and the intersection of language, design, and communications.
  • LYDIA X. Z. BROWN, a lawyer and advocate with Georgetown Law Institute for Tech Law and Policy and the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network who co-leads a project on algorithmic fairness and the rights of people with disabilities, discussing bias algorithmic design as well as biases in policymaking and implementation




If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Maria Lund Dahlberg
Contact Email:  mdahlberg@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3372

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:


Embassy Suites
1001 E McCarty Ln
San Marcos, TX, 78666
USA

Event Type :  
Summit

Description :   

In collaboration with the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a regional meeting on September 15-16, 2019 in San Marcos, Texas. The event:

    • focused on the key themes of equity and intentionality raised by the National Academies,
    • involved elected members of the three National Academies, lead volunteers from the project committees, and staff to present and co-lead sessions,
    • featured leaders from institutions of higher education in the Southwest to discuss how these national issues translate into local impact,
    • focused discussions on how graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and assistant and associate professors as well as individuals in administrative leadership positions can continue building a higher education community based on inclusive excellence, and
    • offered interactive forums for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and assistant and associate professors intended to introduce participants to the National Academies’ resources including publications, fellowships, employment, volunteer opportunities, and membership.

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Maria Lund Dahlberg
Contact Email:  mdahlberg@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3372

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
Colloquium

Description :   

The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine partnered with the National Academies Presidents’ Initiative on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Science Policy to explore the intersection of diversity and inclusion in the current innovation ecosystem in the United States.  Since entrepreneurship is a crucial enterprise responsible for driving innovation, generating jobs, and launching careers in the scientific sector, policies that promote equity and inclusion are vital to successfully recruiting and retaining women of all races, ethnicities, and sexual or gender orientations.

This event convened a group of experts, with both lived experience and scholarly research perspectives, to discuss the current state of entrepreneurial diversity, the gender investment gap, the challenges women face in navigating the innovation ecosystem, and promising practices for supporting women in their entrepreneurial pursuits.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Maria Lund Dahlberg
Contact Email:  mdahlberg@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3372

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

Publications

No data present.