Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE)
The Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) is a congressionally mandated advisory committee to the National Science Foundation.
§ 1885c. Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering
(a) Establishment; purposes
There is established within the Foundation a Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (hereinafter referred to as the “Committee”). The Committee shall provide advice to the Foundation concerning
(1) the implementation of the provisions of sections 1885 to 1885d of this title and
(2) other policies and activities of the Foundation to encourage full participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in scientific, engineering, and professional fields
1998-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105-207, § 202(d)(2)(A), substituted “minorities, and persons with disabilities in scientific” for “minorities, and other groups currently underrepresented in scientific”.
List of CEOSE Members
Pathways to Broadening Participation in Response to the CEOSE 2011-2012 CEOSE Recommendation
The 2011-2012 CEOSE (Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering) report requested that NSF launch a bold new initiative for broadening participation (BP) with the goal of eventually having the
participation of NSF-supported scientists and engineers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields mirror the population of the Nation. The NSF BP Working Group examined CEOSE’s request
and developed an array of options to augment the Foundation’s on-going efforts in broadening participation in STEM.
BIENNIAL REPORTS TO CONGRESS
Every two years, the Committee shall prepare and transmit to the Director a report on its activities during the previous two years and proposed activities for the next two years. The Director shall transmit to Congress the report, unaltered, together with such comments as the Director deems appropriate.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
The upcoming CEOSE meeting will be held on February 25-26, 2015 at the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia. If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Bernice Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Future CEOSE Meetings: TBD (June 2015)
CEOSE MEMBER INFORMATION (For Members Only)
Federal Liaison Page