The Chronicle of Higher Education
May 30, 2011, 2:34 pm
By Marybeth Gasman
According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), African-Americans earn only 1 percent of Ph.D.’s in physics. Given the changing and future demographics of our country and our nation’s need to be innovative and creative, this is a problem. We have an intellectual resource that we are ignoring.
This past week, I had the pleasure of attending an NSF workshop focused on collaboration in the sciences with the express purpose of increasing the participation of under represented minorities in the STEM fields. The workshop showcased some successful examples of collaboration and partnerships that currently exist with the hope of generating more partnerships among those invited to participate in the day’s events.
Full Story: http://chronicle.com/blogs/innovations/creating-the-next-generation-of-black-physicists/29545?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
Dr. Marybeth Gasman teaches a Pre-Conference Workshop on Faculty Recuitment and Retention at the AAAA Access, Equity and Diversity Summit and Annual Meeting, June 28, 2011 in Atlantic City. For registration information, go to: http://www.affirmativeaction.org/conference.html