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Industry and STEMM Leaders Convene for White House Summit

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

2024 White House Summit on STEMM Equity and Excellence discussed collaboration, diversity, and access in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) fields. The STEMM Opportunity Alliance (SOA), a coalition of 200+ organizations, is investing $2 billion to improve equity in STEMM. The summit released a roadmap aiming for parity in the STEMM workforce by 2050, helping 20 million people from marginalized communities succeed in these fields. The plan includes 10 initial parties as “anchor partners” to coordinate action and track progress. Several organizations and corporations announced commitments aligned with the national strategy. The roadmap also suggests investing $15 billion in research infrastructure at minority-serving institutions by 2040.

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