The scientific and engineering
communities must strive to become more inclusive, engaging all
demographic groups in advancing science and technology. MRS recognizes
that Diversity drives Innovation, Excellence, and New Discoveries.
Although progress has been made, women and under-represented groups
still remain a largely untapped resource in research and innovation.
affirms the critical role that professional societies must play at all
levels of education and professional pursuits. Recent programs by many
professional societies have provided benchmarking data collection,
forums to discuss diversity issues in science, and opportunities for
professional development training. More needs to be done. The Materials
Research Society therefore charges our membership and our leaders to
continually engage the science and engineering enterprise, promoting
greater participation from all demographic groups, proactively
addressing barriers, and fostering greater diversity wherever scientists
and engineers are educated and employed.
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