As a result, we are very happy to report that representatives from a number of these MTOs held a luncheon meeting in Washington DC on September 24, 2012. At the conclusion of their summit the MTOs agreed to work together to strengthen their influence on STEM development and to help each other more effectively reach mutual goals and objectives.
The organizations at this meeting included:
- American Association of Blacks in Energy
- Latino Scientists & Engineers
- National BDPA
- National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
- National Organization of Minority Architects
- National Society of Black Engineers
- National Society of Black Physicists
- National Technical Association
- Society for Advance of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Combine expertise to support projects of mutual interests and benefit;
- Collaborate on outreach and marketing activities;
- Meet at least annually to discuss and select collaborative activities;
- Pursue collaborative strategies that strengthen the MTO influence on STEM development;
- Share their common interests and support each other's mission, purpose and activities through information exchange using various communications media;
- Unite their voice to support STEM policies that promote diversification of STEM and to oppose policies that hinder diversification.
If you're reading this blog post ... then we would love your thoughts. Are you part of any of these MTOs? Do you have other suggestions for them to consider?