MPS Broadening Participation Resources

Attendees at the Broadening Participation in MPS Workshop for New Investigators, held at NSF in the fall of 2019.

Attendees at the Broadening Participation in MPS Workshop for New Investigators, held at NSF in the fall of 2019.

NSF has a strong commitment to broadening participation. Groups underrepresented in MPS research include women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and persons with disabilities.

MPS Office of the Assistant Director
Kathleen V. McCloud, Chair

kmccloud@nsf.gov

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Current Funding Opportunities



RECRUITMENT

Ideas and best practices for recruiting students, faculty, and others for a diverse workforce


RETENTION

Ideas and best practices for supporting and keeping the people you just recruited


DATA and OTHER RESOURCES

Why we must broaden the participation of members of underrepresented groups at all levels in STEM

NETWORKS / ORGANIZATIONS

Links to networks and organizations dedicated to advancing the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM

MINORITY SERVING ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS


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Astronomy Astronomy (AST)
Matthew J. Benacquista
mbenacqu@nsf.gov
Mathematical Sciences Mathematical Sciences (DMS)
Stefaan De Winter
sgdewint@nsf.gov
Chemistry Chemistry (CHE)
Rebecca Peebles
rpeebles@nsf.gov
Multidisciplinary Activities MPS Office of the Assistant Director
Kathleen V. McCloud, Chair
kmccloud@nsf.gov
Materials Research Materials Research (DMR)
Guebre X. Tessema
gtessema@nsf.gov
Physics Physics (PHY)
Keith Dienes
kdienes@nsf.gov
Outreach/Education 2019-2020 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow

Andrea Stathopoulos
astathop@nsf.gov

Current Funding Opportunities

The links below provide a sampling of information that may help Principal Investigators and others in broadening participation in their activities. This list is not meant to be exhaustive or to imply any special endorsement by MPS (or NSF).

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Webinars

Black Lives in Science: An MPS Distinguished Panel (08/18/20) - [1:30; 10 MB]

A panel discussion by four highly distinguished Black scientists, moderated by the MPS AD, Dr. Sean Jones, and addressing their life experiences, the inequities limiting participation of Black people in S&E, and their ideas for effective remedies.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Peter Green, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Dr. Paula Hammond, Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Eric Wilcots, Dean of the College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Dr. Ulrica Wilson, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Morehouse College
  • Moderator: Dr. Sean Jones, NSF Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Held August 18, 2020; Legnth: ~ 1 hour, 30 minutes (1:30); Size: 10 MB


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RECRUITMENT: Ideas and best practices for finding people you want to recruit

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RETENTION: Ideas and best practices for supporting and keeping the people you just recruited

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RESOURCES: Why we must broaden the participation of members of underrepresented groups at all levels in STEM

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NETWORKS AND ORGANIZATIONS: Links to networks and organizations dedicated to advancing the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM

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ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS: Different types of minority serving institutions

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INQUIRIES

For further information concerning MPS Broadening Participation programs, please contact:

Dr. Kathy McCloud, Chair
National Science Foundation
Phone: (703) 292-4859
E-mail: kmccloud@nsf.gov>

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