Don't miss the DiscoverE Global Marathon!
Five reasons to attend the marathon (a free, virtual event for women in engineering and technology) March 8-10!
What's happening with the Suggested Changes to ABET Criterion 3 & 5
The summary of current revisions to criteria 3 and 5: http://www.abet.org/accreditation/accreditation-criteria/accreditation-alerts/
If nothing else, please read these - the changes are substantial.
In February a couple of webinars were put on by an ASEE Ad-Hoc Committee on ABET titled "Simplifying ABET EAC Accreditation Criteria: Did ABET go too far?". If you want to view these webinars, see:
The site for the ASEE virtual conference on ABET will go live for comments on March 6th, but you can access it for read only here: https://aseetownhall.wordpress.com/
Please pass these links on and also consider contacting the representative for your technical society. The comment period ends June 30, 2016!
The Diversity Committee seeks nominations for Best Diversity Papers from the Annual Conference in New Orleans as well as from all section and zone meetings within the 2015/2016 year. Please see details at http://diversity.asee.org/awards
Student Essay & Video Contest Winners Announced!
Students, told us their stories and shared their perspectives! We are asked for a video or essay from current engineering and engineering technology students sharing a story related to any type of diversity (e.g., age, belief system, disability status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and any other visible or non-visible differences). To learn about the winners or for more information, check out: http://diversity.asee.org/essay-contest
We will be featuring thought-provoking diversity snippets in the hallways around the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference. Can you think of a short message that highlights diversity and gets people thinking about inclusivity? We want to hear from you! The Diversity Committee needs your help! Please submit your ideas for little snippets (~30 words or less) that highlight diversity. To check out the snippets from last year, go to http://diversity.asee.org/conference. To learn more about the Diversity Committee, see https://www.asee.org/about-us/diversity.
|September 2014||A YEAR OF ACTION ON DIVERSITY||Diversity Committee|
|October 2014||AN UNSUITABLE JOB FOR A WOMAN?||Adrienne Minerick|
|November 2014||UNSEEN DIFFERENCES||Deborah A. Trytten, Cindy E. Foor, Teri J. Murphy, Randa L. Shehab, Susan E. Walden, and Rui Pan|
|December 2014||DIVERSITY'S FORGOTTEN DIMENSION||Barbara M. Moskal|
|January 2015||WHAT WORKS?
A CULTURE CHANGE
|February 2015||HABITAT FOR HUMANITY||Lorie Groll, Teri Reed, and Monica Cox|
|March/April 2015||A WAY UP FOR
Any Division, Section, or Zone can nominate a delegate to the Diversity Committee by adding a commitment to diversity to their Bylaws. Sample language, that can be adapted as the unit sees fit, is:
The ______ Division (section/zone) is also committed to promoting the inclusion and education of diverse individuals and embracing diverse ideas in the professions of engineering and engineering technology. The ____ Division (section/zone) recognizes that diversity is strength in creativity, broadness of new ideas, and embracing new perspectives to arrive at the most truly innovative, resource-smart solutions possible.
ASEE Diversity Committee Sessions at the 122nd ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Check out the summaries of the many sessions that were sponsored by the ASEE Diversity Committee at the annual conference! Did you love our diversity-themed footsteps? You can also find the list on our conference page! Click here for the list of sessions.
Safe Zone Workshop Resources
Resources from the Safe Zone Workshops at the 2014 Annual ASEE meeting are available here.