UDC President and VP for Research & Graduate Programs speak to National Science Board about developing minority STEM talent 5.19.21
UDC President and VP for Research & Graduate Programs speak to National Science Board about developing minority STEM talent
May 19 event is part of NSB series, Lessons from Minority Serving Institutions
WASHINGTON – University of the District of Columbia (UDC) President Ronald Mason, Jr., will participate in the National Science Board’s (NSB) Lessons from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI),moderatedby UDC Vice President of Research and Graduate Programs and NSB Vice Chair Victor McCrary, Wednesday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. The panel discussion is part of NSB’s ongoing series of expert panels to raise awareness about and inform strategies to develop domestic STEM talent, particularly among underrepresented groups.
Mason will be joined on the panel by other leaders in higher education and STEM, including Thai-Huy Nguyen,Policy Researcher, RAND Corporations, and Senior Research Associate at the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions; Arthur D. Tinoco,Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras Twyla Baker, President, Nueva Hidatsa Sahnish College, North Dakota and Evan Haze Nuñez, Astrophysics NSF Graduate Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, alum of El Camino College and Cal State Polytechnic University – Pomona. McCrary will facilitate the discussion, focusing on the successes of MSIs in attracting and preparing STEM talent as well as ways to augment those efforts.
According to NSB’s description of the series, “From Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and beyond, MSIs hold the key to educating students from underrepresented groups in STEM through their student-centered programming.”
The National Science Board is the governing body of the National Science Foundation.
The panel will be carried on NSB’s YouTube channel starting at 11:00 a.m. on May 19.
About the National Science Board
The NSB identifies issues critical to NSF’s future, establishes its policies, and serves as co-head of agency with the NSF Director. The Board also advises the President and Congress on policy matters related to science, engineering and education. Selected for their distinguished service and accomplishments in academia, government, and the private sector, the Board’s 24 presidentially-appointed members are leaders in science, engineering, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.