Building a Diverse Scientific Workforce: Collaboration for a Competitive and Healthy Nation

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Rayburn House Office Building B-338

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  • United States is the world’s leader in science. Maintaining this status is considered to be a national priority. To do so will require the U.S. to respond to critical challenges, including addressing a shrinking “pipeline” of talented people interested in science, technology, and clinical careers. The challenge is to tap and develop all of the diverse talents that make up this country’s human capital. We need to ensure that future generations of scientists fully engage the nation’s spectrum of racial and ethnic diversity to that all might contribute to and benefit from our scientific achievements.


Collaborative for Enhancing Diversity in Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, American Sociological Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, consortium of Social Science Associations, Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research, and Society for Research in Child Development)

In conjunction with:

American Association for Dental Research, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Association of Physics Teachers, American Associations for Respiratory Care, American Astronomical Society, American Chemical Society Science & the Congress Project, American Dental Education Association, American Evaluation Association, American Geological Institute, American Indian Science & Engineering Society, American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, American Mathematical Society, American Physical Society, American Physiological Society, American Society for Cell Biology, American Statistical Association, Association for Research in Astronomy, Association of American Geographers, Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Batelle, Coalition for the Advancement of Health Through Behavioral & Social Sciences Research, Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Council on Social Work Education, Council on Undergraduate Research, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, & Cognitive Sciences, Fellowships Office of the National Academies, Geological Society of America, Kellogg Health Scholars Program, Mathematical Association of America, Midwest Political Science Association, NASULGC, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, National Association of Social Workers, National Center for Institutional Diversity, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Opinion Research Center, National Postdoctoral Association, NC State Department of Statistics, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, CA State University Sacramento Office of Research Administration, Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities Coalition, Research!America, Rural Sociological Society, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Society for Neuroscience, Society for Prevention Research, Society for Social Work & Research, The Business-Higher Education Forum, The Endocrine Society, The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Nursing Education, The National Collaborative on Aging at GW, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the Sullivan Alliance, University of Rochester Office for Faculty Development & Diversity, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Featured Speakers

  • Arthur L. Coleman, Esq., EducationCounsel LLC
  • Raynard S. Kington, MD, PhD, Acting Director, National Institutes of Health
  • Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, Society for Research in Child Development (Moderator)
  • Wanda E. Ward, PhD, Acting Director, Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation