On March 10, SWE President Stacey DelVecchio was an invited panelist for a Senate STEM Caucus briefing entitled, “The State of Diversity in America’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce.”
Other briefing panelists included: Dr. Dr. Irving McPhail, President and CEO, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.; Edith Bartley, Vice President of Government Affairs, Thurgood Marshall College Fund; Dr. Chad Womack, Director of STEM Initiatives, United Negro College Fund; Laura Maristany, Exec. Director of Leg. Affairs, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; and, Ray Dempsey, Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, BP America.
The Co-Chairs of the Senate STEM Caucus are: Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). The primary organizer of the briefing was Senator Roger Wicker’s office, so the panelists were asked to highlight specific issues related to rural areas. The primary briefing audience was Senate staff.
President DelVecchio’s presentation is available on the public policy section of the SWE web site.
For more information about the briefing, please visit the @swetalk twitter feed for that day. SWE Washington Representative Melissa Carl was live-tweeting during the briefing and took several photos throughout the event.