The University of Massachusetts is hosting two discussions on equity in higher education and in the workplace and reckoning with the consequences of racial disparities. The UMass Amherst Institute of Diversity Science and the University of Massachusetts Office of the President are sponsoring two Zoom summits – one focused on the college experience (June 29, 3-5 pm) and one on career trajectories (June 30, 3-5 pm) – that explore solutions that demonstrably increase the persistence and retention of under-represented minorities and women in STEM education and industry. The meetings will address calls for increased attention to and investment in diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM and what we know about the reforms that actually move the needle, opening gateways to rewarding employment and well-paid occupations. The summits will explore impactful and evidence-based programs that have proven to increase the persistence and retention of under-represented minorities and women in STEM majors in universities and colleges. The New England Council commends UMass for engaging in this dialogue and working to confront this issue. Please join if you are able!
The Science of Diversity: Data-driven Solutions for Higher Education & Careers in STEM