Academic Diversity: A Look at Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Higher Education

Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building B338


This briefing presented the results of a survey on race, ethnicity, and gender among the faculties of the "top 100” science and engineering departments in the United States. The event’s purpose was to enable policy makers to examine data on the representation of females and minorities in higher education, compare data among various disciplines, and learn about the important role of mentoring and programs that work to build diversity in these critical fields.

Honorary Congressional Hosts

House Diversity & Innovation Caucus

Opening Remarks


ACS Science & the Congress Project and the American Association for the Advancement of Science


Dr. Shirley Malcolm
Director, Education and Human Resources, American Association for the Advancement of Science,
Dr. Donna Nelson Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Oklahoma Presentation Slides Dr. Robert Birgeneau Chancellor, University of California BerkeleyDr. Richard Tapia Professor, Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Rice University