On May 9, 2019 Shirley Malcom, AAAS Senior Advisor, testified before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. The hearing, Achieving the Promise of a Diverse STEM Workforce, was held to inform the Committee’s STEM Opportunity Act, which aims to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. During her written and oral testimony, Dr Malcom pointed to the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors program as an illustration of our commitment to a robust, inclusive invention ecosystem. She stressed the importance of programs such as the Invention Ambassadors that provide role models for the next generation of inventors and provide inventors a platform to inform and influence key decision makers.
You can read more about the hearing at: https://diverseeducation.com/article/145294/
You can watch the full hearing and read Dr. Malcom’s testimony here: https://science.house.gov/hearings/achieving-the-promise-of-a-diverse-stem-workforce