Former Deputy Director and Program Director, AAAS EHR
Yolanda Scott George served as the Deputy Director and Program Director for STEM education at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for more than 30 years. Prior to
joining AAAS, she was Director of Development, Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), Washington, DC; Director, Professional Development Program, University of California, Berkeley; and a research biologist at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory involved in cancer research and cell cycle studies using flow cytometry and cell sorters.
George has conducted evaluations, workshops and reviews for the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as for private foundation and public agencies, including the European Commission. She worked with UNIFEM, UNESCO, L’Oreal USA and Paris and non-governmental organizations on gender, science, and technology initiatives related to college and university recruitment and retention and women’s leadership in STEM.
She has served as principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on several NSF grants, including Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education; National Science Education Digital Library Biological Sciences Pathways; Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Undergraduate Programs; Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program; Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) and Virtual Faculty Workshops; and Women’s International Research Collaborations at Minority Serving Institutions. George was the lead AAAS staff person for the L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science Program (postdoctoral fellowships) and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation HBCU Graduate Scholars Program (graduate school fellowships).
George served as a board or committee member for the following organizations: PBS NewsHour Science Advisory Committee; Burroughs Wellcome Fund Science Enrichment Program Grants Advisory Board; The HistoryMakers, ScienceMakers, Advisory Board; and the National Advisory Board of the American Physi- cal Society Physics Bridge Program.
George has authored or co-authored over 50 papers, pamphlets, and hands-on science manuals. She received her BS and MS from Xavier University of Louisiana and Atlanta University in Georgia, respectively.