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AAAS.ORG News, March 27, 2019

AAAS and EducationCounsel to Update Legal-Policy Guidance to Advance Campus Diversity Efforts
With the $500,000 grant from the Sloan Foundation, AAAS and EducationCounsel aim to develop guidance and tools needed by institutions of higher education to maintain and increase their admissions, inclusion and equity programs in ways that work. … The updated handbook and related projects will complement other AAAS efforts that support diversity, equity and inclusion, including the SEA Change initiative. With the grant, AAAS and EducationCounsel efforts will be useful to many institutions, including those participating in SEA Change. [more]


Michael Colella/AAAS

Michael Colella/AAAS

BU Today Close Up, February 25, 2019

AAAS Sea Change Awards
BU was awarded one of three inaugural AAAS SEA Change Bronze Awards for “commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM…” at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C., February 13. Holding the award is Joyce Wong, an ENG professor and ARROWS director, with BU colleagues Gloria Waters, Kenneth Lutchen, Jean Morrison, Daniel Kleinman, Rebecca Ginzburg, and Cristian Morales; AAAS officials Paula Rayman, Margaret Hamburg, and Shirley Malcom; and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Tex.). [more]


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Robb Cohen Photography & Video/AAAS

physicsworld, February 19, 2019

US societies join forces to tackle sexual harassment in science
Almost 60 societies in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) have formed a consortium to tackle sexual harassment. Announced at the annual meeting of AAAS in Washington, DC, the consortium has begun to collect model policies, law guidance as well as tools to prevent and respond to sexual and gender harassment in STEMM….Shirley Malcom, AAAS senior advisor and director of SEA Change, says that many of the consortium members are working to become SEA Change providers. [more]


Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis

Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis

UCDAVIS NEWS, February 13, 2019

New AAAS Program Recognizes UC Davis for Advancing Diversity
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has recognized UC Davis for its work in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion — and its commitment to do even more. The campus is one of three universities to receive the scientific society’s Bronze Award certification in the new STEM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change initiative. The awards will be presented at the AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C., today (Feb. 13). [more]


Michael Colella/AAAS

Michael Colella/AAAS

AAAS Press Release, EurekAlert!, February 13, 2019

AAAS recognizes three universities with Bronze Awards for STEM equity achievement change
Boston University, the University of California, Davis and the University of Massachusetts Lowell are being recognized by AAAS for their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM and furthering positive change in their institution's relevant policies and practice. The STEM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change initiative at AAAS will present the three universities with a Bronze Award on February 13, 2019 at the AAAS Annual Meeting. [more]


Adam Cohen/AAAS

Adam Cohen/AAAS

AAAS.ORG News, August 2, 2018

SEA Change Seeks Culture Shift for Diverse Scientific Enterprise
An initiative designed to prompt academic institutions to adopt systemic changes to attract, retain and advance underrepresented minority groups, women and people with disabilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics has gained the attention of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. [more]


University of Warwick students/  University of Warwick

University of Warwick students/ University of Warwick

AAAS.ORG News, January 23, 2018

SEA Change Program Aims to Transform Diversity Efforts in STEM
AAAS is working with colleges and universities to create institutional systems to improve the outcomes and opportunities for underrepresented and underserved groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. [more]


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Christopher Furlong/Getty

Nature News, September 12, 2017

UK gender-equality scheme spreads across the world
The United States is set to trial a version that will also cover race and disability, while other countries have already embraced the voluntary rating system. [more]