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Philanthropy’s Important Role in Promoting STEMM Equity

Science Philanthropy Alliance President Dr. France A. Córdova and Associate Advisor Dr. Daren Ginete recently co-authored a post for the STEMM Opportunity Alliance (SOA) Blog about the vital role science philanthropy plays in building a STEMM ecosystem rooted in equity. Dr. Córdova (who is also a SOA Advisory Council Member) and Dr. Ginete’s post outlines…

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Philanthropic Partnerships Highlighted at National Academies Climate Crossroads Summit

This week, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosted the Climate Crossroads Summit, a dynamic meeting engaging experts, community stakeholders, and decision-makers on equitable pathways to meet the climate crisis. The summit was held in person at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., and live streamed to a global audience…

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Science Philanthropy Alliance Strategy Director Dr. Kate Lowry Speaks at HSRU Conference on Supporting Hispanic Women in Physical Sciences and Engineering

Science Philanthropy Alliance Strategy Director Dr. Kate Lowry was a featured panelist at the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU) Conference on Supporting Hispanic Women in Physical Sciences and Engineering. Dr. Lowry took part in a fireside chat moderated by Sarah Carle, Executive Director of Foundation Relations, as part of the conference’s “Foundation Funding…

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The Supreme Court’s Ruling on Affirmative Action

For the past few years, the Science Philanthropy Alliance has hosted a special interest group of philanthropies on the subject of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It is a group that researches inclusive, equitable practices in grant-making, grant design strategy, and internal hiring practices. Studies have shown that diverse teams produce more original results and address…

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Alliance President Awarded Honorary Degree from Yale University

Yale University’s recent 322nd graduation ceremony conferred honorary degrees on nine remarkable individuals who achieved distinction in their respective fields. Science Philanthropy Alliance President Dr. France A. Córdova was one of the distinguished awardees, receiving an honorary Doctor of Science Degree. Pictured above: from left to right, are Yale University honorary degree recipients honored during…

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Alliance President France A. Córdova takes part in AAAS Inaugural Mani L. Bhaumik Breakthrough of the Year Award Presentation, Co-moderates Fireside Chat

Washington, D.C. – Science Philanthropy Alliance President Dr. France A. Córdova recently participated in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Inaugural Mani L. Bhaumik Breakthrough of the Year Award Presentation and Fireside Chat held at the AAAS Washington, D.C. headquarters on May 3, 2023. The award honored three NASA luminaries: Major General…

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