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As part of its ongoing project on the Engagement of Engineering Societies in Undergraduate Engineering Education, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) will hold a workshop to explore the role of engineering societies in promoting diversity and inclusion in the engineering profession. The meeting is scheduled for June 4, 9:00am–3:30pm, at the University of Cincinnati.
The workshop will examine societies’ programs and activities, provide an opportunity for them to share promising practices, and investigate possible collaborative actions. A key feature of the workshop will be a report on the preliminary findings of an NSF-sponsored project examining and documenting diversity and inclusion issues facing members of engineering societies and other STEM professional organizations. Building on those findings, participants will be invited to share information about their programs/activities and discuss promising practices for efforts by engineering societies to support diversity and inclusion.
The workshop is one of five meetings on topics prioritized at a national NAE workshop in 2017. The first two meetings considered the design of a joint societies’ student competition focused on the Grand Challenges for Engineering and the role of societies in defining “impact” on the engineering profession as a criterion for assessing faculty success. For more information, please contact Ken Jarboe, Senior Program Officer, at KJarboe@nae.edu.