Visible to the public The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Launches “The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology Ideation Challenge”Conflict Detection Enabled

The Time is Now: Advancing Equity in Science and Technology Ideation Challenge, is open for submissions until November 19, 2021.

Science and technology must include and benefit all of America. Help make that a reality!

We need your insight to transform this Nation for the better.

By almost every measure, the U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ecosystem is inequitable. We know progress is being made, and yet more remains to be done. The challenge is designed to foster input from all of America in a number of ways:

  • Submitting ideas and insights that could inspire transformational change across the U.S. science and technology ecosystem.
  • Highlighting examples of programs and initiatives that are already succeeding in advancing equity in science and technology.
  • Pitching a brand-new idea that could reshape the way science is done in our Nation, making it more eminent, equitable, and inclusive.

OSTP Director Eric Lander is asking the American public to share their insights on a central question, “How can we guarantee all Americans can fully participate in, and contribute to, science and technology?” The #OSTPTimeIsNow #SciEquityChallenge gives all people, from students and skilled technical workers, scientists, and industry innovators, to equity advocates, creatives, education leaders, and the people who value and use science and technology in their everyday lives, the opportunity to help answer this question by directly submitting their own thoughts, ideas, or examples of existing or promising actions that expand equity and inclusion.

Sharing this #SciEquityChallenge with someone else through social media, video submissions, and email to help even more people contribute to the national goal of advancing equity in science and technology.
This critical input from the public will be part of a larger effort to gather ideas that can galvanize action and spur new efforts that benefit the entire Nation.