Workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering - POSTPONED

Workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering - POSTPONED

Sunday, Jun 07, 2020
  • 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
    Introductions and Networking Session
Monday, Jun 08, 2020
  • 08:00 AM To 08:45 AM
    Breakfast and Networking
  • 08:45 AM To 09:15 AM
  • 09:15 AM To 10:00 AM
    Keynote Address (TDB)
  • 10:00 AM To 10:30 AM
  • 10:30 AM To 12:00 PM
    Panel 1: Admissions Policy
  • 12:00 PM To 01:00 PM
    Lunch and Networking
  • 01:00 PM To 03:00 PM
    Breakout Sessions
  • 03:00 PM To 03:30 PM
  • 03:30 PM To 04:15 PM
    Summaries from Breakouts (15 min/group)
  • 04:15 PM To 05:00 PM
    Financial Business Models that Impact Admissions
  • 05:00 PM To 06:00 PM
    Break, Transition to Dinner
  • 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
    Dinner (location TBD)
Tuesday, Jun 09, 2020

This meeting has been postponed.

Applications are now closed

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE), with support from the National Science Foundation (EEC- 1840746), invites applications to attend a workshop on Sharing Exemplary Admissions Practices that Promote Diversity in Engineering that will be held Sunday, June 7 to Tuesday, June 9, in Irvine, CA.

The workshop will begin with a reception at 6:00 pm on Sunday, June 7th, and will adjourn at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9th. 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.

Workshop applications are due Friday, February 28. Applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, March 27.

If your application is accepted for the workshop, you will receive instructions on booking your travel through our offices. As a courtesy to other attendees, it is expected that all attendees will participate in the entire workshop and we require that you make travel plans that allow you to attend all the sessions. If you know that you will be unable to attend the entire meeting, please do not apply.

The application form consists of the following questions:

  • Name and Institution/Organization
  • What role do you play in your institution/organization?
  • What are your areas of expertise and interest in broadening participation in engineering?
  • How will you benefit from your attendance at the workshop?
  • How will you contribute to the workshop?

Applications are due Friday, February 28. Please direct all questions to Dr. Beth Cady at