News Brief: TERC Organizes Mini-Symposium on Women of Color in STEM Professions

October 14, 2009



CAMBRIDGE, MA– TERC is coordinating a mini-symposium in Arlington, VA on October 27th and 28th, 2009 that is focused on paving pathways to success for women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through perspectives on experiences, research, evaluation and policy in higher education and careers. Participants will work together to advance a research and policy agenda promoting women of color in STEM fields. Speakers at this conference include Dr. Tina Tchen, the Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls and the White House Director of Public Engagement; Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, Dean of Harvard College; and Dr. Joan Burrelli, Senior Annalyst, Science Resources Statistics National Science Foundation. Dr. Maria (Mia) Ong chair of the organizing committee will be presenting “Findings from the Inside the Double Bind Synthesis Project: Empirical Research on Women of Color in STEM” on October 27th.

The mini-symposium is funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Chemical Society, and Phoebe Leboy on behalf of the Association for Women in Science. Dr. Maria (Mia) Ong is the Chair of the Organizing Committee.