1) Terry Russell
Association of Institutional Research Georgia Institute
2) Jane Lee
U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Duke University
3) Craig Love
4) Traci Powell
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Winston-Salem State
A. Discuss topics: 30 minutes (You will not necessarily
be able to discuss all the questions below. Select the ones most pertinent to
B. Summarize areas of agreement/ disagreement: 15 minutes
C. Develop 2-3 recommendations: 15 minutes
1. What have we learned from past research about motivations, perceptions and
barriers that impede people from moving into STEM careers or encourage them to
2. What factors have we learned about members from under-represented groups
that impede or encourage their entrance and retention in STEM careers?
3. Where are there gaps in past workforce research that, if filled, would help
us develop sound programs in the future? To what extent are ongoing research
efforts addressing those gaps?
4. Given what we know about factors that influence career choices, how can we
evaluate the productivity of strategies for increasing and broadening the
participation in STEM careers? How might we use existing programs aimed at
increasing and broadening participation to expand the research base?