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Minority Serving Institutions and STEM

  • 2318 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Friday, May 3, 2019
10:00 - 11:00am
2318 Rayburn House Office Building

Given the projected demographic profile of our nation, the educational outcomes and STEM-readiness of students of color will have direct implications for America’s economic growth, national security, and global competitiveness. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s recent report, "Minority Serving Institutions: America's Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce" identifies the most promising strategies for supporting the long-term success of millions of students of color in STEM at MSIs and improving the capacity of these institutions to remain innovative and competitive in a rapidly-changing global economy.

We invite congressional staff to join members of the National Academies study committee to hear more about the report and its recommendations for policy makers. The briefing will be provided by:

  • Dr. Lorelle Espinosa, co-chair of the National Academies report, and Vice President for Research at the American Council on Education; and

  • Dr. Anthony Carpi, member of the study committee, and Associate Provost and Dean of Research, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

The National Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. We operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln.

Please RSVP to jeubank@nas.edu if you plan to attend the briefing on May 3.