Academic, business leaders examine role of women, minorities in science

August 21, 2001

CHICAGO -- The role of women and underrepresented minorities in science will be examined at the 222nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, in Chicago, August 26-30.

A panel discussion, "Diversity in the Top 50 Universities: The Challenge to Lead," will explore why women and some minorities are underrepresented on university chemistry faculties and what can be done to increase their representation on campuses across the country.

The event is sponsored by the Society's Committee on Science and cosponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Council for Chemical Research, the National Science Foundation, and various committees of the Society, including the Committee on Minority Affairs, the Committee on Professional Training, the Division of Professional Relations, the Society Committee on Education, the Women Chemists Committee, and the Younger Chemists Committee.

Additional symposia on Monday and Tuesday will examine women's roles in chemistry and the Society's plan to increase its support of women in the chemical workforce. (Monday, August 27, 1:15-4:30 p.m., McCormick Place South, Room S105D, Level 1, Tuesday, August 28, 8:20-11:15 a.m., McCormick Place South, Room S106A, Level 1).

"Diversity in the Top 50 Universities: The Challenge to Lead"

Willie Pearson, chair of the department of History, Technology & Society, Georgia Institute of Technology
Hector Abruna, Cornell University
Billy Joe Evans, University of Michigan
Paula Hammond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Judith Klinman, University of California at Berkley
George McLendon, Princeton University
Harry Morrison, Purdue University
Bradford Wayland, University of Pennsylvania

Sunday, August 26, 3-5 p.m.

McCormick Place, South, Room S105D


American Chemical Society

Related Education Articles from Brightsurf:

Applying artificial intelligence to science education
A new review published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching highlights the potential of machine learning--a subset of artificial intelligence--in science education.

Dementia education
School-based dementia education could deliver much needed empathy and understanding for older generations as new research from the University of South Australia shows it can significantly improve dementia knowledge and awareness among younger generations.

How can education researchers support education and public health and institutions during COVID-19?
As education researchers' ongoing work is interrupted by school closures, what can they do to support education and public health institutions dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic?

Online education platforms could scale high-quality STEM education for universities
Online and blended (online and in-person) STEM instruction can produce the same learning outcomes for students as traditional, in-person classes at a fraction of the cost, finds research published today in Science Advances.

Technology in higher education: learning with it instead of from it
Technology has shifted the way that professors teach students in higher education.

The new racial disparity in special education
Racial disparity in special education is growing, and it's more complex than previously thought.

Education may be key to a healthier, wealthier US
A first-of-its-kind study estimate the economic value of education for better health and longevity.

How education may stave off cognitive decline
Prefrontal brain regions linked to higher educational attainment are characterized by increased expression of genes involved in neurotransmission and immunity, finds a study of healthy older adults published in JNeurosci.

Does more education stem political violence?
In a study released online today in Review of Educational Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association, three Norwegian researchers attempt to bring clarity to this question by undertaking the first systematic examination of quantitative research on this topic.

Individual education programs not being used as intended in special education
Gone are the days when students with disabilities were placed in a separate classroom, or even in a completely different part of the school.

Read More: Education News and Education Current Events is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to