Workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering

Workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering

Monday, May 24, 2021
  • 11:00 AM To 11:30 AM
  • 11:30 AM To 12:30 PM
    Panel: Higher Education Admissions System
  • 12:30 PM To 01:30 PM
    Break (networking "rooms" open for conversations)
  • 01:30 PM To 02:15 PM
    Panel: Admissions Policy
  • 02:20 PM To 03:05 PM
    Breakout discussions on topics of the day: System of state, institutional, and engineering school policies and how they interact to affect admissions
  • 03:05 PM To 03:10 PM
  • 03:10 PM To 04:10 PM
    Report-back from breakout sessions
  • 04:10 PM To 05:00 PM
    Informal networking "rooms" kept open
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
  • 11:00 AM To 11:15 AM
    Welcome back
  • 11:15 AM To 12:15 PM
    Panel: Transfer/3+2 programs
  • 12:15 PM To 01:15 PM
    Break (networking "rooms" open for conversations)
  • 01:15 PM To 02:00 PM
    Panel: Best Practices in Admissions
  • 02:00 PM To 02:15 PM
  • 02:15 PM To 03:15 PM
    Panel: Research on Admissions
  • 03:20 PM To 04:05 PM
    Breakout discussions on future research needs
  • 04:05 PM To 04:10 PM
  • 04:10 PM To 05:10 PM
    Report outs from Breakouts
  • 05:10 PM To 06:00 PM
    Informal networking "rooms" kept open
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
  • 11:00 AM To 11:15 AM
    Welcome back
  • 11:15 AM To 12:30 PM
    Panel: AI/Data Science/ML in Recruiting, Admissions, and Supporting Retention
  • 12:30 PM To 01:30 PM
    Break (networking "rooms" open for conversations)
  • 01:30 PM To 02:15 PM
    Breakout discussions on how these tools fit into the larger system and include other questions about a future research agenda.
  • 02:15 PM To 02:20 PM
  • 02:20 PM To 03:20 PM
    Report back from breakouts
  • 03:20 PM To 03:35 PM
    Final Remarks and Adjourn
  • 03:35 PM To 04:30 PM
    Informal networking "rooms" kept open
  • Stephanie Luster-Teasley
    North Carolina A&T University

    Stephanie Luster-Teasley, Ph.D. is presently serving as the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Before her present role, she was Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. She graduated from North Carolina A&T State University in 1996 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. She continued her ...

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  • David De Sousa
    Texas A&M University

    Dr. David De Sousa has over 19 years of higher education experience with roles in the fields of student recruitment, international programs and retention. He currently serves as the Associate Director for the Engineering Academies at Texas A&M University. Dr. De Sousa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Development from Texas ...

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  • Theresa Maldonado
    University of California President's Office

    Dr. Theresa A. Maldonado was appointed Vice President for Research & Innovation in March 2020. Before coming to UC, she served as Dean and Riter Professor of Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in July 2017. She also holds a tenured appointment as Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.

    Dr. ...

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  • Brad Weiner
    University of Colorado Boulder

    Brad has spent nearly two decades in higher education administration. Through his academic research, consulting, and campus-based work he has touched many corners of campus including enrollment management, admissions, undergraduate education, international strategy, and advancement. He is currently focused on building out the structures and ...

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  • Thomas N. Farris
    Rutgers University

    Thomas N. Farris was named dean of the Rutgers University School of Engineering July 1, 2009, overseeing the School’s seven academic departments including ten undergraduate and ten graduate degree programs, five nationally recognized research centers, and administrative, budget, and student services offices. The School is comprised of 200 ...

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The National Academy of Engineering (NAE), with support from the National Science Foundation (EEC- 1840746), invites registrations for a workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering that will be held virtually Monday May 24 - Wednesday May 26, 2021.

This workshop is designed to build a cohort of faculty, administrators, and scholars representing institutions across the country who can support one another as they work toward improving the diversity of engineering programs at their own institutions. Workshop activities will encourage cross-institutional mentoring, networking, and collaboration among individuals.

The workshop will be highly interactive and will include presentations about best practices and policies, discussions of current and future directions for research on both the predictive value of different admissions criteria and metrics for judging success, and informal and formal networking opportunities. Before the workshop, NAE staff will provide an overview of the relevant scholarly literature on the predictive value of various admissions criteria. 

Please direct all questions to Dr. Beth Cady at


Join the Event

To join the event, please follow the below steps.

1. Click the following link for the Lobby: 

2. Log in using Google Chrome [version 77+] or Firefox [version 76+] on a laptop or desktop computer. Make sure to use a reliable open wifi network or ethernet [No VPN’s]

3. Create a profile using your email and a password. You will enter into the lobby, then you can move to the Auditorium using the button in the top right corner of the lobby map.