Panel: Diversity in STEM
(Innovations in Science and Technology)

Friday, November 8, 2019: 3:15 PM-4:45 PM
Plaza Building: Concourse Level, Plaza Court 4 (Sheraton Denver Downtown)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Organizer:  Gabi Xuan Jiang, The Ohio State University
Panel Chair:  Donna Ginther, University of Kansas
Discussants:  Matt Ross, New York University and Valerie Bostwick, Kansas State University

Innovations from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is a main force of the economic development. A strong STEM workforce and healthy work environment is critical to encourage innovation. Bringing and improving diversity to STEM fields at every stage, from education to job promotion, is the key to the problems such as shortage of STEM worker, discrimination and stereotyping in workplace, and poor user experience for underrepresented groups. This panel includes three papers, which respectively study the underrepresentation of gender or ethnicity in STEM college education, academic placement, leadership and scientific productivity. These papers provide policy implication on increase diversity in STEM by analyzing the different choice or performance between the major and the underrepresented groups.

Re-Evaluating the NSF Broader Impacts with the Inclusion-Immediacy Criterion: A Look at Nanotechnology Research
Thomas Woodson, Stony Brook University, State University of New York and Elina Hoffmann, Johns Hopkins University

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