ASEE envisions widespread, inclusive, and equitable environments in engineering, academia, and industry that embrace individual differences and leverage diversity for a better engineered tomorrow.
To increase visibility and discussion of diversity issues.
To help develop inclusive and pervasive environments for all engineers to thrive.
To facilitate and encourage use of translatable strategies that enable both bottom up and top down empowerment.
What’s the difference between an American Society for Engineering Education Division and Commission?
Divisions connect members by professional interests. Commissions connect all of ASEE in service of ASEE priorities.
American Society for Engineering Education consists of 55* member divisions. While only 1 division focuses on pre-college, and 3 divisions focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, ASEE wants all divisions to strive to advance DEI and pre-college engineering education.
To facilitate this emphasis, ASEE created two commissions.
- Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Commission on P-12 Engineering Education
Commissions work across and with all ASEE units and partners.
Commissions are open to everyone to participate.
Commissions support ASEE’s strategies and priorities by activating the vast network that is all of ASEE.
All 55-member divisions should have a representative on each commission.
The ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion currently manages two awards: The ASEE Best Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Paper Award and the ASEE Constituent Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award.