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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Transforming the Diversity Landscape
Presentation Title Diversity Beyond the Numbers: Fostering and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions
Author(s) Elizabeth Holm
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Elizabeth Holm
Abstract Scope Diversity isn’t about achieving magic numbers; it is about building and sustaining a high-performing workforce. When used responsibly, however, numbers can help us understand the diversity problem and our progress toward solutions. Numbers gathered by the National Science Foundation tell us that even when women and under-represented minorities make it through the STEM education pipeline, they leave the engineering workforce disproportionately often when compared to their white male counterparts. Fortunately, the numbers also help us identify causes of – and potential solutions to – this problem. Building on the outcomes of the TMS Summit on Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM1), we will discuss strategies, tools, and resources that educators, employers, and individuals can use to maximize retention and success in the context of a diverse engineering workforce. In the process, we will dispel a few myths, exchange some anecdotes, and enjoy a lively discussion.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided

OTHER PAPERS PLANNED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM

Diversity Beyond the Numbers: Fostering and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions
Diversity Leads to Innovation
How to do Diversity at the PhD Level in STEM: Lessons and Tools from the Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program
JSU ADVANCE: Bias Awareness Strategies to Affect University Policies
Panel of Past TMS Presidents: Transforming the Diversity Landscape
PEERs: Educating and Empowering Student Change Agents in the University of Washington’s College of Engineering
Securing the Future of American Public Research Universities by Increasing the Number of Under-reprsented Minorities in STEM
The Impact of Coaching, Mentoring, and Sponsorship on Diversity
Understanding and Addressing the Patterns of Bias in STEM Environments

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