NASEM Holds Public Summit on Preventing Sexual Harassment in STEMM

The National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in STEMM 2019 Public Summit was held at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA on Nov 19-20th. This was the first annual Summit of the Action Collaborative and its goal was to identify and elevate promising practices for preventing sexual harassment […]

NIH Working Group Meeting of the Advisory Council to the Director on changing the Culture to End Sexual Harassment (ACD Working Group)

NIH Working Group Meeting of the Advisory Council to the Director on changing the Culture to End Sexual Harassment (ACD Working Group) (June 13-14, 2019). The ACD Working Group held a Working Group meeting, including issuing an informative report with these interim recommendations: Treat professional misconduct, including sexual harassment, as seriously as research misconduct Require […]

Hearing on The Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019

On January 1, 2019, Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, introduced a bill in response to the National Academies Report on sexual harassment in academic science, engineering and medicine, and which a number of Societies Consortium Members endorsed on their own behalf. The proposed legislation would, among other […]

Leading Science, Education, and Medical Organizations Announce New Initiative: Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM

A recent 2018 consensus study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine titled, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine(Academies Report), reported that sexual and gender harassment remain widespread and prevalent, and have negative outcomes for women, as well as others (albeit at lesser rates): Greater than […]

Hearing on The STEM Opportunities Act of 2019

Hearing on The STEM Opportunities Act of 2019 (May 9, 2019): In early May the House introduced a bill to support policy reforms and research and data collection to understand and lower barriers faced by women and minority researchers in academia and federal laboratories. The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held hearings on May […]