Diversity issues in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in higher education Education 286. Lisa Hunter Associate Director, Education & Human Resources Center for Adaptive Optics May 3, 2004. What I hope you get from this session. Exposure to national data about diversity in STEM
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Associate Director, Education & Human Resources
Center for Adaptive Optics
May 3, 2004
Insisting the nation’s leading scientists and engineers address the lack of diversity in their fields:
“STCs demonstrate leadership to increase diversity by including all members of society regardless of race, ethnicity or gender in science and engineering in all aspects of the Center's activities.”
My job is to lead the Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO) in fulfilling this requirement.
In 2000: math (STEM) in higher education
White = 66%
Black = 14%
Amer Ind = 1%
Asian/Pac Island = 4%
Hispanic = 15%
4 most common concerns leading to switching (also concerns by those who didn’t switch):
STEM = science, technology, engineering and math