Deputy Director and Program Director, AAAS EHR
Yolanda Scott George is Deputy Director and Program Director, Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She has served as Director of Development, Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), Washington, DC; Director, Professional Development Program, University of California, Berkeley; and as a research biologist at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory involved in cancer research and cell cycle studies using flow cytometer 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 works 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 leadership in STEM.
She serves or 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 Workshop; and Women’s International Research Collaborations at Minority Serving Institutions. In addition, George is 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).