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Self-Assessment of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for STEMM Professional Societies

AAAS, in consultation with STEMM professional societies and subject matter experts, developed a process and tools for STEMM professional societies to assess their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The self-assessment covers both DEI within a professional society (e.g., leadership, staff, policies) and across a professional society’s programs to support its members and STEMM field(s). It was developed from the SEA Change self-assessment process in order to:  

  1. guide professional societies as they conduct evidence-based reviews of practices, policies, programs, and traditions pertaining to their membership-based activities and governance;    

  1. provide a framework enabling professional societies to articulate their long-term DEI goals;  

  1. support professional societies in creating and enacting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) action plans that move them toward their DEI goals;  

  1. cultivate collaborations allowing professional societies interested in the self-assessment process to collectively achieve diverse, equitable, and inclusive participation within the U.S. STEMM workforce. 

The self-assessment will be released on September 27th at 1pm ET. You can register for the 2hr launch event here.  

All the assessment and all related resources will be available on the resources page (accessible through the link in menu on the right side of the page).  

We are grateful to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for supporting this work. For additional information about the project please contact Michael Feder (