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Making a case for diversity in STEM fields
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Forty years ago, there were few African-American or Latino professors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Unfortunately, even today, it is still much the same. STEM departments are typically the least diverse. At a time when STEM fields are increasingly important to our national security, health and competitiveness we are neither supporting the research, nor producing the diverse pool of scientists and engineers we need to fuel our future. More

Learn about ACS' Diversity & Inclusion programs
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ACS supports and caters to the needs of a diverse membership. From aspiring scientists at the high school level to veteran chemists, ACS is here to support its members and enhance their professional development. Visit the Diversity & Inclusion section of our website for more information.

Alaska women in science on being women in science
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Women scientists face unique challenges and sometimes find distinctive opportunities. To mark Women's History Month, several Alaskan women scientists who have excelled at their craft share their insights. More

$300,000 grant will enhance diversity through cooperative project
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The Teagle Foundation has awarded a $300,000 grant to Lafayette College, Bucknell University and Dickinson College for a cooperative project aimed at enhancing diversity and diversity education. The funds will be used to improve students' academic and co-curricular experiences on campus. The three schools are among a group of colleges and universities invited by Teagle to submit collaborative proposals to address educational issues using previously collected institutional data. They chose to focus on diversity, a shared priority for each. More

Hispanics and STEM careers
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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers are a significant issue in the study of Hispanic student retention and persistence. Historically, Hispanics and other minorities have been disproportionately under-represented in STEM disciplines. As of 2000, the ratio of STEM degrees earned by Hispanics, African-Americans and Native Americans was only 2.5 per 100 24-year-olds. These realities present a landscape where academic and career opportunities are unevenly distributed. More

Workplace diversity strategies should include majority as well as minorities
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Many industries are making significant efforts to promote diversity and multiculturalism within their work forces to cater to the demographic changes in the population and uncover new business opportunities. But any efforts at promoting minorities, says Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, an associate professor of management and organizations at Michigan's Ross School of Business, could actually prove futile if a company's nonminority staff does not endorse them. More

Diversity management
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In the past decade, diversity management has grown from a compliance-based offshoot that only examined racial and gender diversity in the workplace and was primarily housed in human resource departments to what organizations increasingly consider the most vital aspect of their ability to be competitive in the war for talent and for customers/clients, suppliers and vendors. The diversity definition has changed as well. So, why is diversity management so essential? More

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'The Lab'
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With a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and a faculty position in Harvard University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, David Edwards might not immediately strike you as the artsy type. In a way, that's the point. Edwards is the founding director of two "artscience labs": Le Laboratoire, in Paris, and the Idea Translation Lab at Harvard. Both are predicated on the notion that "the core of creativity" is the "fused process of artscience." More

Saint Mary's professor shares enthusiasm of science with students of all ages
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Steve Bachofer was establishing his position as the East Bay, Calif., pied piper of science even before President Barack Obama's State of the Union mention of science, technology, engineering and math education. Bachofer is a Ph.D professor in the department of chemistry at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, Calif. Bachofer's approach is structured to link contextual civic issues to science. In some ways, it's a step into the past, with applied, real-life learning resembling an apprenticeship more than the textbook and standardized test format commonly used today. More

Diversity includes disability
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Businesses are required to make reasonable accommodations for disabled employees based on the law. But they're not required to make the effort to understand these individuals' unique qualities and assets. People with disabilities have varied experiences that can enhance a company's culture and acquaint the organization with diverse client bases. The various forms of disabilities should first be understood and then embraced through inclusion strategies to help an organization succeed in an increasingly diverse environment. More

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Girls Rock-it in Science
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A wider range of career opportunities has opened to young girls and women over the past few years. Introducing them to the sciences at a young age is key in sparking their interests. For about five months, Diversity Coordinator Suzie Roth had been in charge of planning the Girls Rock-it in Science Career Day at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which was held March 23. This is the fourth consecutive year the school has hosted this outreach event that mainly addresses young females with the goal of exposing them to science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. More

Diversity facts
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Diversity facts provide summaries of diversity data, statistics and trends about traditionally underrepresented groups, including blacks, Latinos, Asians, American-Indians, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. These facts are excellent for use in diversity presentations, diversity training and diversity-management reports. More

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Register today: NOBCChE 38th Annual Conference
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NOBCChE invites you to the 2011 Annual Conference in Houston. Mark your calendars. Registration is now open. The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, NOBCChE, will hold its 38th Annual Technology Conference in Houston from April 19-22.

ACS sponsors Science Bowl/Science Fair Competition at the NOBCChE 2011 National Conference April 19-22 in Houston
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The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Engineers is committed to providing opportunities to broaden the pipeline to STEM careers and opportunities. Each year during their national conference, the organization sponsors a Science Fair and Science Bowl Competition. The American Chemical Society, in support of the sustainability of the STEM pipeline, is sponsoring the NOBCChE 2011 Science Fair and Science Bowl Competition. More

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