could actually make our workforce appear global. Remember, we wanted to be a global player in the global market with global people.

When I came to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable, I was privileged to hear this discussion on diversity in the chemical workforce, and I have to say, I cannot take credit for the organization of this workshop. It was the discussion of the minorities in the chemical workforce spearheaded by Isiah Warner, Robert Lichter, and Michael Doyle. I came in on the latter part of it. I was delighted when I heard the discussion here at the NRC. We finally have started to look at people in our own backyards.

We have a lot of talent in this country, and that talent has been largely untapped. I am delighted and happy that the NRC and industry and some universities are finally seeing the light about what we have to do to embrace our talent in this country. I hope that all the input and all your contributions and all your stories tell a story in itself that will impact every administrator, every chemistry department in this country for this new century.

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