IDEA in Action

On January 18, 2022, NASA released the Policy Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility [DEIA] for NASA’s Workforce and Workplaces. In addition to affirming the agency’s commitment to DEIA, this letter from administrator Bill Nelson included definitions for diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility. These definitions are similar to those adopted by many organizations in […]
Astronaut Nicole Mann made history on October 5, 2022, as the first Indigenous woman in space. A member of the Wailacki of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, she’ll do research onboard the International Space Station with NASA’s SpaceX Crew5 mission. The California native holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of […]
The virtual Inclusion Plan Best Practices Workshop is scheduled for November 1–2, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT each day. Inclusion is one of NASA’s core values, and one of the agency’s highest priorities is moving toward an increasingly diverse and inclusive workforce that fully engages varied talents, ideas, and perspectives. Many programs […]
Pride in STEM is proud to mark the International Day of LGBTQIA+ people in STEM with a special conference. As part of a suite of events to celebrate LGBTQ+ in STEM Day, Pride in STEM is hosting its 2022 LGBTQ+ STEM Day conference at Burlington House, the Royal Society of Chemistry. A careers event that’s […]
NASA is awarding more than $4 million to institutions across the U.S. to help bring the excitement of authentic NASA experiences to groups of middle- and high-school students who are traditionally underserved and underrepresented in STEM. The new Space Grant K–12 Inclusiveness and Diversity in STEM (SG KIDS) opportunity will boost these students’ sense of […]
Cell Press is excited to announce that this year’s Rising Black Scientists Award essay competition will expand beyond the life sciences to include all scientific disciplines published by Cell Press (life, health, Earth and environmental, data, and physical sciences). In partnership with Cell Signaling Technology and the Elsevier Foundation, the goal is to support talented and […]
On September 22, 2022, NASA Johnson Space Center’s External Relations Office, in collaboration with NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM), the Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate, and Hispanic Employee Resource Group, provided a Hispanic Heritage Month experience to the Seabrook Intermediate science magnet students in Seabrook, Texas. OSTEM’s Alicia Baturoni-Cortez guided nearly 60 students and […]
Arti Agrawal, who is gay, didn’t have access to LGBTQ+ support groups when growing up in India, where homosexuality was a crime until 2018. “The society itself was very homophobic,” she says. “I had to live under the radar, and it was very difficult and quite traumatizing to live that way.” Agrawal found solace in […]
The National Society of Black Physicists is pleased to announce the 2022 Conference on November 6–9, 2022, in Charlottesville, Virginia. This year’s conference co-host is the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). The 44th Annual Conference will be held at the Omni Hotel Charlottesville. The theme for this year’s conference is “Emerging from the Event Horizon […]
Are we alone in the cosmos? Could we one day live on a different planet? How is life formed? What other secrets does the universe hold? Through profiles of seven remarkable women scientists and their achievements in their respective fields, Searching Beyond the Stars takes us deep into space, looking at once to the distant […]