Testimony of Lorelle Espinosa to the House Science Committee on Achieving a Diverse STEM Workforce
Published: May 09, 2019

Lorelle Espinosa, ACE's vice president for research, testified May 9 before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology at a hearing looking into efforts to diversify the STEM workforce.

During her testimony, Espinosa encouraged Congress to expand funding mechanisms for minority serving institutions (MSIs) that strengthen STEM infrastructure, improve teaching quality at MSIs, and enhance public-private partnerships.

Espinosa co-chaired the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), which published the recent report, “Minority Serving Institutions: America’s Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce.