Law & Diversity
Through the Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity and with the support of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation officer's grant awarded in February 2005, AAAS has offered STEM human resource development consulting (on a cost-sharing basis). We have addressed key umbrella organizations and visited institutions of higher education to engage faculty and administrators in ways of examining their programs, outcomes, and overall capacity to recruit, enroll, and support STEM students.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is leading a law and diversity project, with participation by the Association of American Universities (AAU), which has been funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the National Science Foundation. This project will provide in-depth legal resource materials for General Counsels in the AAU (and, we hope, eventually to universities across the country) on effective and legally sustainable approaches to build greater diversity in the faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate student bodies.