Thursday, August 02, 2012

Lack of Minority Representation in STEM

Why it matters, from Jan Zverina … Lack of Minority Representation in STEM Endangering US Economic Health:

“Our concern with under-representation today does not stem from moral or ethical issues,” Tapia, a professor in the Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University said during his keynote address to attendees of XSEDE12, this year’s conference of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF)  Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) program in Chicago.

It’s a simple matter of the nation’s survival,” said Tapia

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