Engaging a Community in Diversity, Advocacy, and Inclusive Practices

ASEE envisions widespread, inclusive, and equitable environments in engineering, academia, and industry that embrace individual differences and leverage diversity for a better engineered tomorrow.

Our Mission
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.
OUR HISTORY

The Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion began in 2009 as the Taskforce on Diversity charged with creating an action-oriented strategic plan of activities and systemic policies ASEE could do to increase diversity in Engineering. Since then, the Committee has engaged members and supported the ASEE Board to address equity and inclusivity within our organization and engineering education.

Committee Chairs

Mr. Eric Specking

Past Chair
  • especki@uark.edu
  • rebecca.bates@mnsu.edu

Dr. Susan E. Walden

Incoming Chair
  • susan.walden@ou.edu
Champions of Diversity

ASEE is committed to helping members create and foster environments where every individual is respected, and no one feels marginalized. We envision widespread, inclusive, and equitable environments in engineering, academia, and industry that embrace individual differences and leverage diversity for a better engineered tomorrow.  The Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion actively supports this commitment and recognizes engineering education scholars whose research in diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice has been attacked.  These Champions of Diversity expand our understanding of how we can move forward to a more equitable future and we celebrate their work as they name and address root causes of inequity in engineering education.  Please take the time to benefit from their work by visiting our resource pages and by exploring best papers.

2018-19 ASEE President and Champion of Diversity Stephanie Farrell (right) began leading Safe Zone Ally Trainings at the ASEE Annual Conference in 2014 to support the professional development of our members.  Professional development opportunities related to diversity, equity and inclusion are available through webinars, at the Annual Conference, and at regional conferences.

NEWSLETTERS & REPORTS

The Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion reports on its progress and impact twice a year. Check out the reports below for the progress made by the Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion over the years.

Win an Award

The ASEE Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion currently manages awards for two activities: Best Diversity Paper and the Student Essay & Video Contest.