ASPB Joins AAAS and Others to Reaffirm Commitment to Advancing DEI in STEM

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s June 2023 ruling on the use of race in college admissions, many academic institutions are left reworking admissions programs and policies that have historically benefitted Black, Indigenous, and Latino students. The end of race-conscious college admissions directly impacts the reach and accessibility of higher education by the very populations the policies were designed to help.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science drafted a statement in response to the Supreme Court ruling and its effects on the future of STEMM in the US.

“To meet current and emerging job demands and retain our research and development leadership globally, we must broaden who participates in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine,” the statement reads. “This court ruling will limit the ways our nation might expand talent in STEMM from historically excluded communities.”

ASPB and 46 other scientific and technical societies signed onto the statement, vowing to seek “legally attentive strategies to ensure a full range of talent is recruited, retained, and advanced across STEMM fields.”

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