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What are the best ways to address #diversity, #equity, #inclusion and anti-racism in #science, #tech, #engineering, and ...
06/23/2021
Addressing Diversity Equity Inclusion and Anti Racism In 21st Century STEMM Organizations A Summit | National Academies

What are the best ways to address #diversity, #equity, #inclusion and anti-racism in #science, #tech, #engineering, and #math organizations? Join the national summit taking place next week on this important topic.

The event is hosted by NASEM and will include a talk by NSB Chair and former astronaut, Ellen Ochoa.

https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/06-29-2021/addressing-diversity-equity-inclusion-and-anti-racism-in-21st-century-stemm-organizations-a-summit

Learn more from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

NSB Chair Ellen Ochoa's Op-ed in The Hill on the critical role of National Science Foundation (NSF) in our science and e...
06/21/2021
From imagination to impact

NSB Chair Ellen Ochoa's Op-ed in The Hill on the critical role of National Science Foundation (NSF)
in our science and engineering enterprise and future thriving economy:

If revolutionary insights and technological innovations are to be made in America, then they must be developed and nurtured here in America, too.

Did COVID completely erase all of the gains women have made in STEM careers over the last few decades? NSB member Geri R...
06/02/2021
Did the pandemic set women scientists back permanently?

Did COVID completely erase all of the gains women have made in STEM careers over the last few decades? NSB member Geri Richmond explores the question on the NSF blog "Science Matters" https://beta.nsf.gov/science-matters/did-pandemic-set-women-scientists-back-permanently

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What does Asian American Pacific Islander month mean to the NSB? Board member Sudarsanam Suresh Babu shares his thoughts...
05/28/2021

What does Asian American Pacific Islander month mean to the NSB? Board member Sudarsanam Suresh Babu shares his thoughts. #AAPIHeritageMonth

What does Asian American Pacific Islander month mean to the NSB? Board member Sudarsanam Suresh Babu shares his thoughts. #AAPIHeritageMonth

What does Asian American Pacific Islander month mean to the NSB? Board member Suresh Garimella shares his thoughts. #AAP...
05/27/2021

What does Asian American Pacific Islander month mean to the NSB? Board member Suresh Garimella shares his thoughts. #AAPIHeritageMonth

What does Asian American Pacific Islander month mean to the NSB? Board member Suresh Garimella shares his thoughts. #AAPIHeritageMonth

The NSB celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Month. We are grateful for the contributions of the AAPI community.
05/26/2021

The NSB celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Month. We are grateful for the contributions of the AAPI community.

The NSB celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Month. We are grateful for the contributions of the AAPI community.

From Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Tribal Colleges to Hispanic Serving Institutions and beyond, Minori...
05/13/2021

From Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Tribal Colleges to Hispanic Serving Institutions and beyond, Minority Serving Institutions hold the key to educating people from underrepresented groups in STEM. How do they do it? What can other institutions learn from them? Join us for a panel discussion during the NSB meeting next week! May 19 11am ET during the NSB meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d9vYPNPNLE

From Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Tribal Colleges to Hispanic Serving Institutions and beyond, Minority Serving Institutions hold the key to educating people from underrepresented groups in STEM. How do they do it? What can other institutions learn from them? Join us for a panel discussion during the NSB meeting next week! May 19 11am ET during the NSB meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d9vYPNPNLE

“This report provides data we need as we seek to recognize and enhance the participation of those Missing Millions, whos...
05/11/2021

“This report provides data we need as we seek to recognize and enhance the participation of those Missing Millions, whose talent, ideas, and perspectives the US needs.” Join NSB Chair Ellen Ochoa tomorrow for the roll out of the Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in S&E report from NCSES. https://ncses.nsf.gov/wmpd/wmpd-day/#utm_content=buffer57c9e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

“This report provides data we need as we seek to recognize and enhance the participation of those Missing Millions, whose talent, ideas, and perspectives the US needs.” Join NSB Chair Ellen Ochoa tomorrow for the roll out of the Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in S&E report from NCSES. https://ncses.nsf.gov/wmpd/wmpd-day/#utm_content=buffer57c9e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Let's understand the diversity in STEM with a digital event based on the Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilitie...
05/10/2021

Let's understand the diversity in STEM with a digital event based on the Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2021 report.
https://ncses.nsf.gov/wmpd/wmpd-day/?utm_content=bufferd49a2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Let's understand the diversity in STEM with a digital event based on the Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2021 report.
https://ncses.nsf.gov/wmpd/wmpd-day/?utm_content=bufferd49a2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Through his YouTube channel and public radio broadcasts, William Hammack has reached millions of people and helped them ...
04/30/2021

Through his YouTube channel and public radio broadcasts, William Hammack has reached millions of people and helped them better understand (and perhaps even appreciate) the engineering that goes into everyday objects. Today he was named a 2021 recipient of an NSB Public Service Award. Full release: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=302621&org=NSB&from=news

Through his YouTube channel and public radio broadcasts, William Hammack has reached millions of people and helped them better understand (and perhaps even appreciate) the engineering that goes into everyday objects. Today he was named a 2021 recipient of an NSB Public Service Award. Full release: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=302621&org=NSB&from=news

The hearing will begin in a few minutes.
04/28/2021

The hearing will begin in a few minutes.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, NSB Chair Ellen Ochoa, National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Sethuraman Panchanathan will have a hearing with the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee Subcommittee on Research and Technology. Click the link for information on the webcast: https://go.usa.gov/xHQ8A

William Jackson has been named one of the NSB 2021 Public Service Award winners. “Throughout my career I have worked to ...
04/28/2021

William Jackson has been named one of the NSB 2021 Public Service Award winners. “Throughout my career I have worked to increase diversity in science because I truly believe that creativity and hard work in science – and in fact in all human endeavor – are the keys to success. These traits are not limited to any particular race, s*x, or country and it is imperative that we let all of the talent we have flourish for the benefit of our country and the world.” https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=302602&org=NSB&from=news

William Jackson has been named one of the NSB 2021 Public Service Award winners. “Throughout my career I have worked to increase diversity in science because I truly believe that creativity and hard work in science – and in fact in all human endeavor – are the keys to success. These traits are not limited to any particular race, s*x, or country and it is imperative that we let all of the talent we have flourish for the benefit of our country and the world.” https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=302602&org=NSB&from=news

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, NSB Chair Ellen Ochoa,  National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Sethuraman Panch...
04/27/2021

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, NSB Chair Ellen Ochoa, National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Sethuraman Panchanathan will have a hearing with the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee Subcommittee on Research and Technology. Click the link for information on the webcast: https://go.usa.gov/xHQ8A

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, NSB Chair Ellen Ochoa, National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Sethuraman Panchanathan will have a hearing with the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee Subcommittee on Research and Technology. Click the link for information on the webcast: https://go.usa.gov/xHQ8A

Collaboration among scientists and engineers around the world enhances research capacity. In 1996, U.S. researchers most...
04/21/2021

Collaboration among scientists and engineers around the world enhances research capacity. In 1996, U.S. researchers most frequently co-authored papers with researchers in Europe and Japan. In 2018, these connections grew. Read more in the NSB Vision 2030 report:https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/nsb202015.pdf #nsbvision

Collaboration among scientists and engineers around the world enhances research capacity. In 1996, U.S. researchers most frequently co-authored papers with researchers in Europe and Japan. In 2018, these connections grew. Read more in the NSB Vision 2030 report:https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/nsb202015.pdf #nsbvision

NSF’s funding rates were unusual in FY2019, partly due to the federal government shutdown. But removing some proposal de...
04/13/2021

NSF’s funding rates were unusual in FY2019, partly due to the federal government shutdown. But removing some proposal deadlines may have also played an important role in the increased FY2019 funding rate. NSB and NSF want to know: Will this change persist?https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/merit_review/FY-2019/nsb202038.pdf

NSF’s funding rates were unusual in FY2019, partly due to the federal government shutdown. But removing some proposal deadlines may have also played an important role in the increased FY2019 funding rate. NSB and NSF want to know: Will this change persist?https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/merit_review/FY-2019/nsb202038.pdf

“We all grow up as women with prejudices that are not particularly helpful to us.”  - NSB member and astronomer Anneila ...
03/29/2021
Prof. Anneila Sargent - Make it Happen: Women into Science

“We all grow up as women with prejudices that are not particularly helpful to us.” - NSB member and astronomer Anneila Sargent has worked to address the barriers keeping women out of STEM for years. #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInStem
https://youtu.be/TnA-L1FVYz8

Professor Sargent, a past President of the American Astronomical Society and an advisor to the White House, delivers the 2015 International Women's Day lectu...

What can we do to encourage more women, including minorities, to become scientists and engineers? NSB member Heather Wil...
03/25/2021
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson on why so few women enter STEM fields

What can we do to encourage more women, including minorities, to become scientists and engineers? NSB member Heather Wilson, president of the University of Texas at El Paso and the former Secretary of the US Air Force, contemplated some possible answers during this 2018 interview. #WomensHistoryMonth

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/postlive/wplive/air-force-secretary-wilson-on-why-so-few-women-enter-stem-fields/2018/07/25/81102224-9017-11e8-ae59-01880eac5f1d_video.html

U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson discusses new initiatives to inspire more women to enter science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. "Sometimes the way in which we talk about engineering is not resonating with our daughters, and it is with our sons," Wilson said.

COVID has had a huge, negative impact on women working in STEM. During a panel discussion hosted by the NSB last Decembe...
03/24/2021
Impacts of COVID-19 on Women in STEM, A Panel Discussion held during the 470th NSB meeting-12/9/2020

COVID has had a huge, negative impact on women working in STEM. During a panel discussion hosted by the NSB last December, experts explored the data and presented some ways that institutions could provide support and assistance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4RQAQTFDlQ&t=2s

National Science Board member Geraldine “Geri” Richmond hosts a panel discussion highlighting the impacts of COVID-19 on women in STEM. Invited speakers addr...

Happening tomorrow and open to the public: A Discussion about the history of the National Organization for the Advanceme...
03/22/2021

Happening tomorrow and open to the public: A Discussion about the history of the National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, featuring NSB's Vice Chair, Victory McCrary. Link to join the event: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItd-qopz4oHfG_CHd0pqynn18VBFEpAM4

Happening tomorrow and open to the public: A Discussion about the history of the National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, featuring NSB's Vice Chair, Victory McCrary. Link to join the event: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItd-qopz4oHfG_CHd0pqynn18VBFEpAM4

STEM jobs are resilient. During the pandemic, STEM workers were employed at a higher rate than their non-STEM peers at a...
03/19/2021

STEM jobs are resilient. During the pandemic, STEM workers were employed at a higher rate than their non-STEM peers at all education levels. Skilled technical workers who use S&E skills in their jobs but do not have a bachelor’s degree were employed on par with non-STEM workers who do have a bachelor’s degree or above, even after large initial increases in unemployment. These data illustrate the value of STEM education and skills to all U.S. workers.

STEM jobs are resilient. During the pandemic, STEM workers were employed at a higher rate than their non-STEM peers at all education levels. Skilled technical workers who use S&E skills in their jobs but do not have a bachelor’s degree were employed on par with non-STEM workers who do have a bachelor’s degree or above, even after large initial increases in unemployment. These data illustrate the value of STEM education and skills to all U.S. workers.

The percentage of research awards NSF made to early career Principal Investigators has remained steady for about 6 years...
03/11/2021

The percentage of research awards NSF made to early career Principal Investigators has remained steady for about 6 years. It rose 3.5% from last year, to 23% in FY2019. Read more in this year’s Merit Review Digest.https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/merit_review/FY-2019/nsb202038.pdf

The percentage of research awards NSF made to early career Principal Investigators has remained steady for about 6 years. It rose 3.5% from last year, to 23% in FY2019. Read more in this year’s Merit Review Digest.https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/merit_review/FY-2019/nsb202038.pdf

Q: How many grad students did @NSF fund in FY2019? A: 27,159, as well as 4,230 post docs and 33,529 senior research pers...
03/09/2021

Q: How many grad students did @NSF fund in FY2019? A: 27,159, as well as 4,230 post docs and 33,529 senior research personnel. Read the NSF Merit Review Digest to see more details on researcher and student support. #MeritReviewhttps://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/merit_review/FY-2019/nsb202038.pdf

Q: How many grad students did @NSF fund in FY2019? A: 27,159, as well as 4,230 post docs and 33,529 senior research personnel. Read the NSF Merit Review Digest to see more details on researcher and student support. #MeritReviewhttps://www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2020/merit_review/FY-2019/nsb202038.pdf

Congratulations to NSB Chair Dr. Ellen Ochoa for being named the 2020 recipient of the Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Tr...
03/08/2021

Congratulations to NSB Chair Dr. Ellen Ochoa for being named the 2020 recipient of the Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association. Full press release:https://naa.aero/userfiles/files/documents/Press%20Releases/Stinson%20Trophy%202020.pdf #internationalwomensday2021

Congratulations to NSB Chair Dr. Ellen Ochoa for being named the 2020 recipient of the Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association. Full press release:https://naa.aero/userfiles/files/documents/Press%20Releases/Stinson%20Trophy%202020.pdf #internationalwomensday2021

The NSB has passed a resolution and issued a statement on the need for training to improve peer reviewing in the agency’...
03/04/2021

The NSB has passed a resolution and issued a statement on the need for training to improve peer reviewing in the agency’s merit review process, including addressing unconscious biases.

Read more: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=302236 #NSBvision
Photo Credit: Getty Images

The NSB has passed a resolution and issued a statement on the need for training to improve peer reviewing in the agency’s merit review process, including addressing unconscious biases.

Read more: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=302236 #NSBvision
Photo Credit: Getty Images

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