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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

ASEE CDEI Scholar Spotlight Series: Jeremi London

Dr. Jeremi London: Working for the Most Vulnerable Among Us We are honored to share the story of Dr. Jeremi London, whose tireless efforts to advance DEI have led to many awards and leadership roles. Her NSF CAREER award, entitled “Disrupting the Status Quo Regarding Who Gets to be an Engineer”, is a project that

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.

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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.