Board MemberShirley Malcom

As senior advisor to the CEO and director of the SEA Change initiative at AAAS, Shirley Malcom works to improve the quality of and increase access to education and careers in STEM fields and to enhance public science literacy. Internationally, she is a leader in efforts to improve access of girls and women to education and careers in science and engineering and to increase use of science and technology to empower women and address problems they face in their daily lives, serving as co-chair of the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, as well as Gender InSITE, a global campaign to deploy science and technology to help improve the lives and status of girls and women. Malcom is a trustee of Caltech, a regent of Morgan State University, and a member of the SUNY Research Council. She is a former member of the National Science Board, the policymaking body of the National Science Foundation, and served on President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. Her inspiring work has led to numerous honors including election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of the Sigma Xi Gold Key Award and the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, the highest award given by the Academy.