Friday, September 9, 2016

BDPA Named 'Dedicated to STEM Diversity' by Diversity in Action Magazine

Diversity in Action is a print/digital magazine and website that reaches STEM professionals and students who are women, African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American; veterans and active military; people with disabilities; members of the LGBT community, or members of other diversity groups. In six bi-monthly issues and two special issues, Diversity in Action highlights the achievements of current and future members of the diverse STEM workforce, from high school to the C-suite. Articles report on many aspects of STEM diversity: Diversity Focus, looking at a particular demographic group in STEM; Industry Focus, about diverse STEM pros working in a specific industry; plus articles on grad school, internships and co-ops and other topics aimed at STEM students and recent grads. Diversity in Action profiles STEM diversity leaders, successful STEM pros and students, reports on STEM-related community activities, brings readers news of professional technical societies with a diverse focus, and more.

BDPA is a media partner with Diversity in Action. BDPA was recognized as "Dedicated to STEM Diversity" in the nonprofit category based on the results of Diversity in Action's first Reader Survey.   In a letter to National BDPA president Mike Williams,

Dear Mike,

The staff at Diversity in Action: Advancing STEM Professionals and Students is very happy to inform you that BDPA has been selected by our readers as a 2016 "Dedicated to STEM Diversity" recipient in the nonprofit category.

In May, DIA launched its first reader survey, allowing our readers to submit the names of companies, nonprofits, government and defense agencies, institutions of higher learning and individuals that they believe are advocates for diverse STEM professionals and students.

We received amazing feedback from our readers, and the list of survey results will be published in our November/December issue of Diversity in Action. Starting in that same issue, we will also share stories from our top nominees dedicated to diversity and inclusion and how they are supporting the next generation of STEM professionals.

We encourage you to share this honor with your colleagues, family and friends, and we have included a "Dedicated to STEM Diversity" badge that you may use to promote this special honor.

Jordan Weiss, President
Lindsay Penticuff, Managing Editor

BDPA continues to move forward in its efforts ... it is wonderful that Diversity in Action recognized our efforts are worthwhile!

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