On February 15, 2019, leading academic and professional societies officially announced the launch of a new Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine). The consortium is meant to encourage and support ethical and professional conduct across the aforementioned fields, and SIAM is among the 100 foundational member societies.
Like the other member organizations, SIAM believes that professional societies are standard-setters for STEMM fields and thus responsible for addressing and preventing gender or sexual harassment that occurs in these areas. All participating societies agree to help with the creation and deployment of influential resources pertaining to sexual harassment for both individuals and broader associations within STEMM. The consortium will also serve as a forum for diverse leadership in its support of ethics, inclusion, equity, and merit in STEMM-related education, research, and implementation.
The Societies Consortium was established by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the American Geophysical Union, with law and policy consultation from the EducationCounsel. SIAM is proud to pledge its support in the address and ultimate eradication of gender and sexual harassment in STEMM fields.