The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) envisions widespread, inclusive, and equitable environments in engineering, academia, and industry that embrace individual differences and leverage diversity for a better engineered tomorrow.

For answers to questions not found on this page, please contact the Professional Development Committee Chair, Meagan Pollock, at, or the Virtual Workshop Team Leader, Bri Benedict, at


The ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (CDEI) invites interactive workshop proposals for our 2021-2022 virtual workshop series.

Please consider submitting a proposal to facilitate a workshop on a topic that fosters the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) vision of widespread, inclusive, and equitable environments in engineering, academia, and industry that embrace individual differences and leverage diversity for a better engineered tomorrow.  

2021-2022 Focus:

In recognition of the 2021-2022 ASEE Year of Impact on Racial Equity (YIRE), please envision how your workshop empowers student organizations, implements equitable policies and practices, and/or opens access to engineering. If your workshop proposal does not directly align with the YIRE initiative, we just ask all interested workshop applicants to consider how their work has made an impact in their own environments and identify how the workshop will help support participants in fostering a similar impact in their own environments.

Proposals Requested: 

Topics should be relevant to diversity, equity, and inclusion in engineering and engineering technology education and related sectors across industry, government, and/or academia.

We encourage proposals from individuals and collaborators from any variety of domains such as professional societies, academic institutions, for- and not-for-profit organizations, research units, and other engineering communities.  





2022 Conference

November 8, 2021

~90 minutes

Annual ASEE Conference Attendees

Virtual Workshops

Fall: Sep 15, 2021

Spring: Dec 1, 2021

Summer: Apr 13, 2022

~90 minutes

Free and accessible to anyone. Recordings saved on YouTube.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can submit a proposal?

Anyone! We welcome students, burgeoning researchers, practitioners, faculty, administrators, etc. to submit proposals.

What is required for the proposal?

1. Type of session
2. Preference (Fall, Spring, or Summer)
3. Author Details (for every author): name, title, organization, phone, email, 1000 character biography, social media links (optional), headshot
4. Session Title
5. Alignment with the Year of Impact on Racial Equity (Optional)
6. Topical Focus area
7. Description of Intended Audience
8. Abstract (500 characters maximum)
9. Learning Objective(s) and Learning Outcome(s)
10. Detailed Description (500-1000 words): Background Information, Relevance to DEI and STEM Education, Educational Activities, and Effective Strategies
11. Workshop Outline: detailed outline, including plans for resources presented during workshop (Attachment(s))
12. Method of Evaluation: How are you measuring the impact of your activity or intervention? (Optional)

 PDF snapshot of the form file

What are submission requirements?

  • We recommend each submission include multiple authors (at least two) and request a back-up facilitator be identified in order to ensure the workshop is not cancelled once the date is posted for the audience.
  • We ask that proposals include information about workshop objectives in the form of audience take-aways and make clear connections between the workshop activities and learning objectives.

What are submission deadlines?

  • September 15, 2021 for Fall Semester Workshops
  • December 1, 2021  for Spring Semester Workshops
  • April 13, 2022 for Summer Semester Workshops

What is the preferred style for Workshops?

  • We welcome any style of interactive workshop as long as it can be conducted virtually and recorded when possible in order to make the content available to a wider reach of audiences.  
  • Interactive refers to both the engagement during the session as well as promoting active change broadly within the engineering education community using resources provided in the workshop. 
  • Workshops are scheduled as 90 minute sessions.

What is the review procedure?

Annual Conference: We have a team of volunteers who will review the sessions. Our procedure is as follows:

  1. We will conduct a blind review of the title, abstract, and descriptions. Each reviewer will rate the session based on interactivity, relevance, and interest.
  2. Next, we will evaluate the top selections to ensure that we have a diverse portfolio of workshops and that we have a diverse selection of facilitators.
  3. We will contact the authors of the selected sessions about 1 month after the due date.

Virtual Workshops: Due to the rolling nature of the virtual workshop proposals, the procedure is different. We still have a team of volunteers who will review the sessions. For the first wave of submissions, our process will be the same as above. After that, we’ll review proposals as they come in. We are evaluating the proposals with two criteria:

  1. Engaging: If the workshop is not interactive, the panel must be engaging.
  2. Relevance: The topic must be focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Also, we are welcoming proposals that are broadly relevant to the education community.

What does "interactive" mean when it comes to successful submissions?

Interactive means ACTIVE participation by the audience including breakout groups, question/answer, handouts or digital access to resources are provided, case studies, exercises to complete in small groups, discussion, with outcome/strategy driven applications. 

Why is the proposal so long and why does it keep saying post?

All resources and virtual workshops must have an accompanying web post. Consider everything you provide here to be ready to post on our website. Thus where you see the word post, that applies to any context: resource, virtual workshop, blog, etc.

Please be aware that your submission can also be considered as a resource to be used by others outside the conference. You can be highlighted in our CDEI newsletter, or create a blog post around your topic that will be posted in our website.

Our proposal is so long and detailed because it streamlines our process! The more information you provide up front, the fewer times we have to follow up and track information down. Be kind to other volunteers!

Who is the typical audience for the sessions?

Annual Conference: This varies, as the diversity of participants at the annual conference is broad, due to the number of divisions.

CDEI Community and Virtual Workshops:

  • The CDEI community includes a range of academic foci including Pre-College (K-12), Undergraduate (two- and four-year colleges), Graduate level studies, and other professional or vocational education.
  • CDEI workshop audiences include engineering students, educators, and practitioners from a broad range of environments.

Who gets to attend the sessions?

Annual Conference: Only registered conference attendees can participate in these sessions.

Virtual Workshops: Anyone! We have open registration and allow anyone to attend.

Do selected sessions/speakers receive a stipend?

No. If you submit to the annual conference, you will need to register to attend on your own accord. No expenses are provided for your travel.

Do you accept paper submissions?

No. The ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion will not host a paper program at the Annual Conference. CDEI is partnering with the technical and affinity divisions to co-sponsor research and program implementation papers addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. We encourage authors to consider the ASEE division most closely aligned with your research or program to publish and present your scholarship. If you are not sure, or the most closely related division is not listed, you can contact the division program chair. The following divisions include Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Scholarship in their call for papers.

  • Aerospace Engineering Division
  • Biomedical Engineering Division
  • Chemical Engineering Division
  • Civil Engineering Division
  • College Industry Partnership Division
  • Continuing Professional Development Division
  • Cooperative & Experiential Education Division
  • Design in Engineering Education Division
  • Educational Research & Methods Division
  • Engineering Conversion and Conservation Division
  • Engineering Economy Division Engineering Ethics Division
  • Engineering Libraries Division
  • Engineering Management Division
  • Engineering Physics & Physics Division
  • Environmental Engineering Division
  • Equity, Culture, and Social Justice in Education ** New ** 
  • Faculty Development Constituent Committee
  • Graduate Studies Division
  • Industrial Engineering Division
  • Liberal Education/Engineering & Society Division
  • Mechanical Engineering Division
  • Minorities in Engineering Division
  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Division
  • Pre-College Engineering Education Division
  • Systems Engineering Division
  • Women in Engineering Division

Where can I find examples of previous workshops, panels, etc?

Annual Conference: See our 2020 lineup. We had more sessions selected, but when we shifted to virtual a few people opted out of that platform.

Virtual Workshops: See our 2020 Summer Series and other Recorded Workshops.

What platform do you use for virtual workshops?

We use Zoom Meeting with all of the interactive elements turned on: breakout rooms, chat, polls, non-verbal signals, annotation, etc.