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CEOSE 2011-2012 Biennial Report to Congress: Broadening Participation in America’s STEM Workforce

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Type: Article
Author(s): CEOSE
Published: CEOSE, 2013
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To retain the Nation 's tradition of STEM leadership and to help solve America 's competitiveness dilemma, the country must increase its efforts toward successfully educating those groups within the Nation that are not being sufficiently tapped for the STEM workforce, particularly African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics, women, and persons with disabilities. Tapping this pool of talent is urgent to the well being of our country! This message has been stated multiple times before by CEOSE and others, and repeated, persuasively, in the recent report Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. The more time that passes without action, the more urgent the problem becomes.

The Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) is a congressionally mandated advisory committee to the National Science Foundation. 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.


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