Diversity: Easier Said Than Done

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Science  21 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5478, pp. 378-379
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5478.378

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On 13 July the congressionally mandated Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering, and Technology Development issued a set of recommendations that included a call to make the U.S. scientific workforce reflect the overall employment pool. But whether these latest efforts will be sufficient to create a diverse talent pool is not at all clear; translating similar words into deeds in the past has proven to be quite difficult.