The Impact for Statistics and Data Science of the 2023 SCOTUS Decision on Affirmative Action

Eric J. Daza Chair
Stats-of-1 | Keep AI
Mary Gray Panelist
American University
Brynne Hovde Panelist
Nova Collective
Lisa Lupinacci Panelist
Merck & Co., Inc.
Wendy Martinez Organizer
US Census
Arinjita Bhattacharyya Organizer
Merck & Co., Inc.
Sunday, Aug 4: 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Invited Panel Session 
Oregon Convention Center 
Room: CC-F150 
Affirmative action policies have been instrumental in promoting diversity in educational institutions and workplaces. This panel aims to consider the multifaceted ramifications of the Supreme Court's affirmative action decision, exploring its impact on higher education, workforce diversity, and the broader diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility conversation. The panel will explore the impact on enrollment patterns and demographic representation in statistics and biostatistics programs and the ability of institutions to foster inclusive learning environments. The discussion will extend beyond higher education and will consider how the decision impacts diversity initiatives and employment practices. Finally, the panel will consider how viewing these issues through a statistical lens can inform policy and counter misinformation. Panelists include Mary Gray (American University), Brynne Hovde (Head of Operations, Nova Collective), Montse Fuentes (President, St. Edward's University), and Lisa Lupinacci (Senior Vice President, Biostatistics at Merck).



Main Sponsor

Section on Statistics and Data Science Education

Co Sponsors

Committee on Law and Justice Statistics
Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Group