The CDEI has six committees and five new teams.

Everyone is welcome to join and can volunteer for multiple groups.

What’s the difference between a committee and a team? Well, a committee is a formal structure that is detailed in our bylaws. A team is just as important, but not yet included. For example, the Professional Development Committee started as a team, and after two years of progress, it was added to the bylaws.

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The CDEI Awards Committee manages the ASEE Best Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Paper competition and the ASEE Constituent Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. The Awards Committee Chair(s) will oversee the award selections to ensure that the ASEE Board-approved processes are followed. Awards Committee opportunities may include procedural support or paper and portfolio review in the springtime.

Leaders: OPEN


The Communications Committee manages all communication efforts including the CDEI website, coordinates messaging, and seeks new content. If you have any marketing, communications, website, social media, or design skills, this committee needs you!

Leader: Tershia Pinder-Grove (

Conference Planning

The Conference Planning Committee oversees program activities for the ASEE Annual Conference and other conferences where the CDEI chooses to have a presence.

Leader: Rachelle Reisberg (

Policy & Letters

The Policy & Letters Committee drafts responses to key events for timely advocacy or to encourage diversity, inclusion, or equity policies.

Leader: OPEN

Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee serves the ASEE membership by increasing our collective capacity to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within engineering education. This committee operates with five teams: virtual workshops (led by Bri Benedict McIntyre), scaleable and open-source programming, selection and coordination of annual conference workshops, resource curation, and community-building events (led by Stacie Ringleb). For more information, please contact Meagan Pollock. To volunteer or contribute ideas please complete our intake form, button below.

Leader: Meagan Pollock (

Strategic Planning & Assessment

The Strategic Planning & Assessment Committee helps maintain and track the progress of the ASEE CDEI Strategic Plan with the guidance of the CDEI Leadership Team and in coordination with appropriate committees.

Leader: OPEN

New Teams starting July of 2022

More information on how to join will be provided soon.

Spotlight Team

The Spotlight Team will exercise influence to promote DEI in ASEE publications and will partner with the Awards Committee to spotlight scholars and DEIJ in engineering success stories on our website.

LEADER: Baishakhi Bose

Outreach Team

The Outreach Team will expand our CDEI membership and level of participation and engagement, and broaden DEI capacity through partnerships with divisions, sections, and zones.

LEADER: Vemitra White

Institutional Change Team

The Institutional Change team will support HQ as a partner on DEI issues as needed, and leaders of divisions, sections, and zones to conduct organizational Equity Audits.

LEADER: Margaret Pinnell

Encouragement Team

The Encouragement Team will support members in embracing difficult conversations with openness and empathy and handling discomfort and burnout inherent in DEI work.


Community Building Team

The Community-Building Team will provide community-building activities that nurture the well-being of our membership.