UC joins the STEMM Equity Achievement Change program to advance diversity and access
UC’s 10 campuses have joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change program, making UC the first institution of higher learning to sign on at a systemwide level. Three campuses — UC Davis, UC Irvine and UC Santa Cruz — are established charter members of the program.
“Excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion are all enduring values and unwavering priorities for the University of California,” said President Michael V. Drake, M.D. “This program continues our campuses’ intentional efforts to increase diversity and remove barriers to participation in STEMM. SEA Change will strengthen our work to train, recruit and retain a diverse professoriate, which will ensure that UC continues to be a leader in high-caliber medical expertise, cutting-edge research and exceptional education while reflecting California’s rich diversity.”