Giving Compass' Take:
- The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted the first-ever White House Summit on STEMM Equity and Excellence to develop a national strategy for STEMM diversity.
- How does the lack of diversity in STEMM fields contribute to long-term global inequity? How can donors play a role in helping diversify pipelines?
- Read more on how to support STEM education.
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Access to quality education and good jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) are still out of reach for many Black, Brown, Indigenous people, women, and other marginalized communities.
It’s no secret that America needs a serious game plan to ensure that our STEMM workforce reflects the demographics of the nation.
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, CHIPS & Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act will generate millions of new STEMM jobs across the country and provide a foundation for economic growth and prosperity for generations to come.
Through these investments, Congress unlocked a new era of 21st-century American industrial policy by providing needed money for American R&D, infrastructure, supply chains, and technology development which will generate millions of new STEMM jobs. The new bills will create STEMM jobs that will make up the innovation economy, particularly across the ten technology focus areas enshrined Congress by CHIPS in fields like AI, biotechnology, and quantum computing.
But if diverse talent isn’t able to access and thrive in those jobs, the nation won’t have the STEMM workforce it needs to compete globally, inequity will get even worse, and we will replicate occupational segregation plaguing Silicon Valley today.
Read the full article about STEMM equity strategy by Shalin Jyotishi at Forbes.