Shirley Malcom

Shirley Malcom

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Lifelong advocate for marginalized voices in STEM; Director of SEA Change and Senior Advisor at AAAS.

Shirley Malcom

Leading the way for women in STEM! Shirley Malcolm is a pioneer who's work has tirelessly focused on the lack of women, especially women of color, in science. She has lead the effort in improving accessibility of education and careers in science and engineering for girls and women. With a M.S. in zoology and PhD in ecology Shirley saw a lack of minorities and women and took action by becoming Program Manager for the Minority Institutions Science Improvement Program at the National Science Foundation. She now serves as the Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at the American Association for the Advancement of Science where she continues to inspire the next generation of scientists and researchers. She has been honored with a number of awards throughout her career such as the 2003 Public Welfare Medal, the highest award presented by the National Academy of Sciences. And her work continues to improve the quality and increase access to education and careers in STEM fields as well as to enhance public science literacy.

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