SMD Education Diversity Programs and Resources
Tags: Underserved / Underrepresented | Best Practices / Lessons Learned | Literature / Publications / Articles / Research | Professional Development
Many NASA Science Mission Directorate Forum community members are engaged in projects that seek to reach diverse audiences. On this page, you will find information on NASA SMD projects which have a focus on underserved and underrepresented audiences, as well as an edited collection of resources that SMD Forum community members have found to be particularly useful in designing programs for and working with diverse audiences.
SMD Projects Applicable to Working with Diverse Audiences
The NASA SMD E/PO Community's Commitment to Diversity: Engaging Women and Girls in STEM
STATUS article from CSWA profiling SMD E/PO Programs for Girls: http://www.aas.org/cswa/status/status_2015jun.pdf
Best Practices in Working with Students with Disabilities
In this video, SMD community member Rachel Zimmerman-Brachman at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about best practices in working with students with disabilities.
General Diversity Literature and Resources
Culture Clashes - This website highlights the work of Stanford researchers Hazel Rose Markus and Alana Conner about how certain clashes in society can be understood as tensions between different cultures.
Whistling Vivaldi - Social psychologist Claude Steele offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity.
- Empirically Validated Strategies to Reduce Stereotype Threat
Audience Specific Resources
Please click on the links below to find resources and projects specific to each audience.