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Physics and Astronomy STEM Equality Achievement (SEA) Change Department Awards

7 Nov 2019, 20:00 UTC
Physics and Astronomy STEM Equality Achievement (SEA) Change Department Awards
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By Arlene Modeste Knowles and Beth A. Cunningham Over the last two years, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has developed the STEM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change Project which supports systemic, structural institutional transformation around diversity and inclusion in colleges and universities. It does so by encouraging, assisting and recognizing academic institutions that commit to and engage in the difficult work of removing structural barriers to success for women, blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, people with disabilities, and others who are marginalized in STEM fields. In the SEA Change process, inclusion, and its valuable impacts, are measured by the experiences of students and faculty, as well as by data. The SEA Change Principles can be found here: https://seachange.aaas.org/principles/. Three universities were the first recipients of SEA Change bronze awards in February 2019: Boston University, University of California, Davis, and University of Massachusetts Lowell. Concurrently, AAAS has been working with science, engineering, and mathematics professional societies to develop SEA Change Departmental Awards parallel to the SEA Change Institutional Awards in a broad range of disciplines. These awards would foster and support structural change around diversity and inclusion within academic departments. After all, it is within departments where much of ...

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