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ASEE CDEI Scholar Spotlight Series: Christopher Carr

Dr. Christopher Carr Dr. Christopher Carr, Ed.D. is the Associate Dean for Diversity, Outreach, and Inclusive Learning. Dr. Carr is a leadership and policy wonk in the areas of diversity, education, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). His unwavering support in the work of intersectional justice has allowed him to trek a path in

A Female Indigeneer’s Perspective on MMIWG2S Awareness Day including 2SLGBTQQIA People

May 5, 2023, was the National Day of Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit People including the LGBTQQIA people. As Teaching Chair focused on weaving Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into Engineering Education, it was important to me to write an acknowledgement of this day and its importance to me as an Engineer,

What’s the difference between an ASEE 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.

ASEE CDEI Scholar Spotlight Series: Prasad Venugopal

Dr. Prasad Venugopal Prasad Venugopal is an Associate Professor of Physics and Affiliate Faculty in African American Studies (AAS) at the University of Detroit Mercy. In addition to teaching courses in Physics and Astronomy, he has developed and teaches a course for the AAS program - Science, Technology & Race - as part of the

Cultivating Equitable Engineering Pathways with the Capabilities Approach

By Dr. Sarah Appelhans “Higher education fosters the development of individuals capable of leading fulfilling and responsible lives and who have a reflexive grasp of what is in the best interest of themselves, their families, their communities, and their society” (Taylor et al. 2003) What would it look like to give students more agency over

ASEE CDEI Scholar Spotlight Series: Shernita Lee

Dr. Shernita Lee Dr. Shernita Lee is the Assistant Dean and Director of the Virginia Tech Graduate School's Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion. Dr. Lee's training is in discrete computational biology but she also specializes in student engagement, programming, and outreach. She holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Alabama State University and a

CDEI Update from the Chair – January 2023

Hello dear CDEI community, I started writing this update in January, so although it might be published in February, in my mind, I still get to wish you a Happy 2023! I hope you had a restorative winter and you were able to spend it doing whatever it is that fulfills you. One of my

ASEE CDEI Scholar Spotlight Series: Tershia Pinder-Grover

Dr. Tershia Pinder-Grover: Creating equitable pathways in engineering education Dr Tershia Pinder-Grover We are honored to share the story of Dr. Tershia Pinder-Grover, Director of the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning & Teaching in Engineering (CRLT-Engin) and chair of the ASEE CDEI Communications Committee. In her role as CRLT-Engin director, Tershia leads

CDEI Update from the Chair – October 2022

Hello dear CDEI community, It was fantastic to see all the energy towards CDEI during the ASEE annual conference back in June. I have the honor of serving as the CDEI Chair for 2022-2023, and I look forward to learning from you all in this role. In my term, I want to use the Indigenous

Applying a sociotechnical lens to first year engineering

W.E.B. Du Bois first outlined a notion of double-consciousness in 1903, more than 100 years ago. Why is it that engineering students, specifically minoritized engineering students describe similar notions of this twoness? In this blog post, we go back to Du Bois’ critique of education to contextualize current practices of STEM education and how they

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