Broadening Participation

Broadening Participation provides resources for motivating engineering in K-12, increasing diversity and connecting to professional societies and organizations.

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Recently, the US National Academies - the National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council - issued a report called Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future. Commissioned by Congress the report concluded that major efforts are needed to reinvigorate core science and engineering programs, else the US "could soon lose its privileged position" as a world leader in science and technology. The report is a call to action to strengthen the science and technology infrastructure in the United States, including our investment in broadening the participation and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce.

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