The subject of Malcom's lecture will be "Let Nurture Take Its Course: Diversifying the Talent Pool for Science and Engineering." Her appearance at Caltech is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of Minority Student Education, the Women's Center, and the Officers of the Faculty. The lecture is part of the President's Lecture Series on Achieving Diversity in Science, Math, and Engineering.
In her position at the AAAS, Malcom oversees programs in education, activities for underrepresented groups, and programs for increasing public understanding of science and technology. She has served on the National Science Board and the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology, and is currently cochair of the Gender Advisory Board of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development. She has been a Caltech trustee since 1999.
Malcom received her bachelor's degree with distinction in zoology from the University of Washington, her master's in zoology from UCLA, and her doctorate in ecology from Pennsylvania State University. During her career she has chaired numerous national committees addressing education reform and access to scientific and technical education, careers, and literacy.
She currently sits on several boards, including the Howard Heinz Endowment; the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment; and the National Park System Advisory Board. She is also an honorary trustee of the American Museum of Natural History, a regent of Morgan State University, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 2003 recipient of the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal.
The public and representatives of the news media are welcome at the event. No tickets or reservations are required. Free parking will be available in the parking structure at 370 South Holliston Avenue, where directions to the auditorium will also be available.