Further reading on #ShutdownSTEM Day

Below are some additional resources to learn more about promoting diversity in STEM fields. I highly recommend starting with the resources provided by ShutdownSTEM, which are tracked based on your interests:

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In addition, take a look at the following:

The Role of Professional Societies in STEM Diversity
The overall percentages of African American scientists indicate underrepresentation in most
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and the percentages appear to be declining over the last three decades [NSF, 2017]. Despite investments in diversity programs, the observable impact on STEM leadership and the demographics of the science and technology workforce remains quite small. This presentation will highlight some of the challenges and barriers that many students and professionals who seek to pursue careers in these fields face, and the role of professional societies in either exacerbating the perpetuation of monocultures in the various STEM disciplines or proactively working to eliminate barriers and discrimination. We will present and provide clarity on three common myths that are often articulated in discussions of STEM diversity. We will share insights on how professional societies can directly impact the broadening of participation as well as the persistence of racial
groups in the STEM fields and hence, strengthen and sustain the Nation’s future workforce.

People of Color in STEM LibGuide
Developed by TriCollege Libraries, this guide links to resources about people of color in STEM fields.

Diversity in STEM: Bibliography
The 2018 Knauss Diversity Committee seeks to identify opportunities to increase the diversity (i.e., representation across the spectrum) of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class, disability, religion, citizenship status, age, and country of origin, within the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. A broader goal of the Committee is to make recommendations to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across all NOAA gateway opportunities. This bibliography is intended to supplement the Committee’s recommendation memo to the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program, and initiate dialogues on ways to facilitate the inclusion and integration of minorities in marine policy and STEM. It is an overview of preliminary resources and may be expanded or supplemented with further appendices.

Publications from National Academy Press

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