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Share your ideas for advancing equity in Science and Technology with the White House

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently issued a challenge to engage the American public around one essential question - How can we guarantee all Americans can fully participate in, and contribute to, science and technology?”

The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology Ideation Challenge is open to the public to submit ideas to address equity challenges around engagement and contribution to science and technology. Young people, including participants in afterschool programs, are a valuable voice in understanding how to better engage and inspire the next generation of problem solvers and innovators. We encourage program leaders to share this opportunity with your students in order to ensure new and diverse ideas are elevated to OSTP.

The challenge is designed to foster input from the public in a number of ways:

  • Submitting ideas and insights that could inspire transformational change across the U.S. science and technology ecosystem.
  • Highlighting examples of programs and initiatives that are already succeeding in advancing equity in science and technology.
  • Pitching a brand-new idea that could reshape the way science is done in our nation, making it more eminent, equitable, and inclusive.
  • Sharing this #SciEquityChallenge with someone else through social media, video submissions, and email to help even more people contribute to the national goal of advancing equity in science and technology.

The Challenge is accepting submission until November 19, 2021. More information, including the rules and submission portal, can be found on The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science & Technology Ideation Challenge webpage.

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