By Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Public Policy Committee on Science, Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering
The USA economic climate depends on the productiveness, entrepreneurship, and creativity of its humans. to take care of its clinical and engineering management amid expanding financial and academic globalization, the USA needs to aggressively pursue the leading edge means of all its humans - men and women. in spite of the fact that, ladies face limitations to luck in each box of technological know-how and engineering; hindrances that deprive the rustic of a major resource of expertise. with no transformation of educational associations to take on such limitations, the long run power of the U.S. study base and financial system are in jeopardy. "Beyond Bias and limitations" explains that putting off gender bias in academia calls for speedy overarching reform, together with decisive motion by means of collage directors, expert societies, federal investment firms and foundations, executive businesses, and Congress. If applied and coordinated throughout public, deepest, and govt sectors, the prompt activities may also help to enhance office environments for all staff whereas strengthening the principles of America's competitiveness.
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Expand federal and state financial investment in the undergraduate and graduate education of underrepresented groups. • Hold employers accountable for the career development and advancement of all employees, including members of underrepresented groups. • Establish a body to coordinate actions to transform the public image of SET careers. To build upon the recommendations of CAWMSET, the Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST) Initiative was launched in September 2001. ”c BEST produced three reports: Copyright © National Academy of Sciences.
2-4. The academic success of girls now equals or exceeds that of boys at the high school and college levels, rendering moot all discussions of the biological and social factors that once produced sex differences in achievement at these levels. 2-5. Measures of aptitude for high school and college science have not proved to be predictive of success in later science and engineering careers. Notably, it is not just the top SAT scorers who continue on to successful careers; of the college-educated professional workforce in mathematics, science, and engineering, fewer than one-third of the men had SAT-M scores above 650, the lower end of the threshold typically presumed to be required for success in these fields.
Faculty members should be engaged in diversifying student talent. Successful student outcomes are a measure of faculty performance. Bridging to the next level. Successful programs build the relationships and skills needed for students to move through the educational system and on to career achievements. Continuous evaluation. Successful programs continually evaluate their processes and outcomes. Workforce • • • • Sustained commitment to change. Successful workforce programs seek lasting change in organizations through comprehensive efforts at all levels.
Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering by Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Public Policy Committee on Science, Committee on Maximizing the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering