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Title IX Anniversary Statement

Title IX 50th Anniversary Statement On this 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) affirms the enduring principle of gender equity and celebrates the many achievements of that landmark legislation, particularly in creating increased access for women in STEM fields. At the same time, we know that making

What can I do about systemic racism as an engineering educator?

By Dr. Ashlee N. Ford Versypt What can I do about systemic racism as an engineering educator? This is the central question that I, and probably many of you, faced in June 2020 after the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery by police and vigilantes and the subsequent rise in important discussions

Prioritizing mental health and wellness in engineering

By Dr. Sarah Wilson Prioritizing mental health and wellness in engineering As faculty, most of us have quickly learned that teaching and grading is only a small portion of what we are asked to do on a daily basis. Through our classes, we develop relationships, provide mentorship and become a support system for students as

ASEE CDEI Scholar Spotlight Series: Jeremy Waisome

Jeremy Waisome, Ph.D, working towards improving mentored experiences for minoritized students Dr. Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome In this blog post, we will hear from Dr. Jeremy A. Magruder Waisome. Dr. Waisome is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at University of Florida where she conducts research on broadening participation in science,

ASEE CDEI Scholar Spotlight Series: Brissa Quiroz

Brissa Quiroz, Ph.D, Telling her story to empower Latino and first-generation students In this blog post, we will hear from Brissa Y. Quiroz, Ph.D, University Relations Lead for Microsoft, supporting Hispanic Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges. Dr. Brissa Y. Quiroz Prior to her role at Microsoft, Dr. Quiroz was a full-time Engineering Lecturer and

CDEI Strategic Planning Process

The ASEE CDEI is in the midst of creating a new strategic plan, and our goal is to be as inclusive and transparent about the process as possible. There are many ways to get involved, and we invite you to consider how you’d like to do so. Check back to stay informed of our progress.

What’s Next for Black In Engineering?

By Monica F. Cox, Carlotta A. Berry, and Tahira Reid Smith When George Floyd was murdered May 25, 2020, the world moved to action. Despite the dangers of Covid-19 and an absence of a cure or vaccine for the deadly novel coronavirus, protesters from every walk of life filled streets in solidarity and created emotional

Diversity is the Future of Engineering

By Dr. Jenna Carpenter The Problem We have collectively worked in the US for the last four decades to attract, educate, and graduate a more diverse cohort of engineers in the US, with a historic focus on attracting more women and students of color.

ASEE CDEI Scholar Spotlight Series: Allison Godwin

Allison Godwin, Ph.D: Understanding how identity influences diverse students to choose engineering and persist in engineering In this blog post, we will hear from Allison Godwin, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Engineering Education and of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. Allison Godwin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Engineering Education and of Chemical Engineering at Purdue

CDEI October 2021 Update from the Chair

The CDEI is designed to advance ASEE’s vision for widespread, inclusive, and equitable environments in engineering, academia, and industry that embrace individual differences and leverage diversity for a better engineered tomorrow.  I am honored to serve as the CDEI Chair for 2021-2022, and especially during the ASEE Year of Impact on Racial Equity. Apart from

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We invite you to propose blog posts that share brief research highlights, reports of impactful initiatives, and critical thought pieces. We especially encourage emerging scholars to share their work. If you are interested in sharing a blog post, you may submit your proposal here. All posts are screened and edited.