Astrophysics Science Division
Astrophysics Science Division - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility

In 660 We Celebrate All of Our Stars

Here, in 660, as well as across NASA Goddard we embrace Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility. From different cultural backgrounds to the people with a range of disabilities we are devoted to embracing and empowering everyone equally by creating and maintaining opportunities for engagement, education, and employment for all. In 660 we aim to foster culture that promotes open-mindedness, inclusivity, and compassion in all ways throughout our division.

Goddard EOPO Mission Statement

"To cultivate a culture of equity, fairness, and inclusion where diverse talent is empowered and leveraged to advance Goddard's mission and operations in service of the community."

Minority Definition

A minority group can have these five characteristics: unequal treatment and less power over their lives, distinguishing physical or cultural traits like skin colour or language, involuntary membership in the group, awareness of subordination.

Equity Definition

Equity is ensuring that everybody has the resources they need to succeed.

Diversity Definition

Diversity is the unique characteristics, perspectives, and life experiences that define us as individuals.

Inclusion Definition

Inclusion is fostering an environment where all individuals contribute fully and feel valued, engaged, and supported to reach their full potential.

ASD Contractor Science Demographic

Gender Number %
Female 71 36%
Mael 125 64%
Total 196 100%
RNO Number %
African American/Black 13 6.6%
Asian 20 10.2%
Hispanic/Latino 10 5.1%
Native American/Native Alaskan 1 0.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2 1.0%
White 106 54.1%
Foreign National 24 12.2%
Two or More Races 1 0.5%
Unknown 19 9.7%%
Total 196 100%