Written Testimony

The National Academies’ Seeking Solutions Conference

Written Testimonies

The Seeking Solutions: Maximizing American Talent by Advancing Women of Color in Academia Conference was convened on June 7-8, 2012 in Washington, DC. We seeked to engage organizations and professional societies in discussions about the topics on the conference agenda by inviting organizations to submit a written testimony addressing issues that are specific to your discipline and/or organization. The written testimony could cover one or more of the following topics (but is not limited to these suggestions):

• Data on women of color within your organization or discipline by gender, race/ethnicity, educational level, and employment sector;

• Challenges or barriers to success that confront women of color in your organization at various stages in their careers from graduate student to working professional;

• Policies and/or programs implemented by your organization to enhance the participation of women of color and to advance their academic careers; and

• Lessons learned from any policy and/or program efforts and overall policy recommendations to increase the representation and career satisfaction of women of color in your discipline or organization.

As of June 1, 2012, written testimonies submitted to the conference included:

  1. American Association for the Advancement of Science
  2. American Astronomical Society
  3. American Chemical Society
  4. American Indian Science & Engineering Society
  5. American Institute of Physics
  6. American Mathematical Society
  7. American Meteorological Society
  8. American Physical Society
  9. American Political Science Association
  10.  American Psychological Association
  11.  American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  12.  American Society of Civil Engineers
  13.  American Society for Engineering Education
  14.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  15.  American Society for Microbiology
  16.  American Sociological Association
  17.  Association for Women in Mathematics
  18.  Biomedical Engineering Society
  19.  Computer Research Association
  20.  Geological Society of America
  21.  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  22.  National Institutes of Health
  23.  National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
  24.  National Postdoctoral Association
  25.  National Society of Black Physicists
  26.  National Society of Hispanic Physicists
  27.  Rutgers Women of Color Scholars
  28.  Society for Neuroscience