Ranking Member Lofgren Applauds NASEM Report Calling for Increased Efforts to Support Diversity and Inclusion in STEM
Today, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a consensus study on “Advancing Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM Organizations.” The study, which was requested by former Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson in 2020, reviewed the literature on bias and racism in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) workplaces and approaches to increase racial and ethnic diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in STEM organizations. It offers best policies and practices for DEI and anti-racism initiatives.
Ranking Member Representative Zoe Lofgren: "Like former Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, who called for this report, I believe that we must do more to acknowledge, understand, and address racial disparities in STEMM educational and professional environments. I call on the Biden-Harris Administration, the federal science agencies, and STEM organizations at all levels to devote their attention, leadership, and resources to addressing the recommendations of this report."
The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology