American Association for the Advancement of Science
Layne Scherer is a Program Director for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Inclusive STEM Ecosystems for Equity and Diversity. Her portfolio of work includes managing three projects that provide technical support to the following National Science Foundation programs: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE), Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, and Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Program (S-STEM). Prior to joining AAAS, Scherer worked at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine where she 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.