How Diversity Matters in the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce: Integration and Inclusion in Teams and Departments
This document summarizes the proceedings of the Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series (SWDSS) virtual seminar “How Does Diversity Impact Science?” The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Chief Officer for Science Workforce Diversity (COSWD) office hosted the seminar on May 17, 2022. Approximately 675 people from NIH and other organizations attended. Marie A. Bernard, M.D., COSWD, moderated a panel discussion on the evidence regarding the impact of diverse, inclusive teams on creativity, innovation, and productivity in science. Six invited speakers with workforce diversity expertise shared perspectives and presented their research, including how to measure the impact of diversity and potential areas for future study. Presentations by the panelists were followed by a question-and-answer session moderated by Dr. Bernard. This document details the main points from the invited speakers’ presentations and the ensuing discussion on what diversity brings to the scientific endeavor. The seminar recording and panelists’ presentation materials are on the COSWD website.
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National Institutes of Health Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series Proceedings
Smith-Doerr, Laurel. 2022. How Diversity Matters in the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce: Integration and Inclusion in Teams and Departments. National Institutes of Health Scientific Workforce Diversity Seminar Series Proceedings: 3-4 (https://diversity.nih.gov/sites/coswd/files/images/2022-11/COSWD-May-2022-SWDSS-Proceedings.pdf).