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Layne Scherer

Program Director

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Layne Scherer is a Program Director for AAAS's Inclusive STEM Ecosystems for

Equity and Diversity (ISEED). Her portfolio of work includes managing the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) initiative, Noyce initiative, and S-STEM initiative. Prior to joining AAAS, Scherer worked at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Scherer served as the study director for the reports on Advancing Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEMM Organizations: Beyond Broadening Participation; Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Wellbeing in Higher Education: Supporting the Whole Student; Changing Expectations for the K-12 Teacher Workforce: Policies, Preservice Education, Professional Development, and the Workplace; and Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century. Before her time at the National Academies, Scherer worked in the Directorate for STEM Education at the National Science Foundation. Scherer has a B.A. (English and history of art) and M.P.P. from the University of Michigan.