Broadening Participation in STEM Education

Broadening Participation in
STEM Education

Dr. Moore, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, along with several other subject matter experts, was asked to participate as a witness in the US House Space, Science, and Technology Committee Full Committee hearing on “Broadening Participation in STEM Education” on May 9 in Washington, DC. 

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The purpose of the hearing was to explore the need for a diverse STEM workforce and assess the lessons learned, model programs, enduring challenges, and future opportunities for expanding access to STEM studies and careers. Dr. Moore presented testimony on what Ohio State and ODI are doing to increase the number of underrepresented students seeking and persisting with STEM degrees.

The Committee also received testimony on the STEM Opportunities Act.  Other witnesses included:

  • Mae Jemison – Chair of NAS Committee on Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
  • Shirley Malcom – Director of AAAS Education and Human Resources
  • Lorelle Espinosa – Co-chair of NAS Committee on Minority Serving Institutions: America's Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce
  • Barbara Whye – Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and VP of Human Resources for Intel

Click here for a link to the testimony.

Key Highlights

Dr. Moore’s testimony 35:32 
Rep. Gonzalez and Dr. Moore exchange 1:42:02
Rep. Balderson abd Dr. Moore exchange 1:53:18

Other Q&A

51:08 (Chairwoman Johnson question on lack of progress on STEM diversity)   
1:06:23 (Ranking Member Lucas question re: federal science agencies and STEM diversity)  
1:11:52 (comments on Pres Drake and access affordability)
1:17:25 (Rep. Briggs R-AZ funny comment about ASU & Ohio State)
1:30:41 (Rep. Baird R-IN funny comment about Purdue & Ohio State and question about gaps re: STEM K-12 education)
1:39:52 (Rep. McNerney D-CA question about Ohio State programs that could be replicated nationally)

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