Pre-Conference Workshops

Sunday, February 26th 3-5pm

Graduate Mentoring from an Inclusive Lens: Aligning Expectations | Dr. Karen High and Jennifer Brown

The goals for this session will be to help faculty more confidently engage in building and sustaining productive mentoring relationships with graduate students from diverse backgrounds and increase their familiarity with useful tools to facilitate culturally responsive mentoring. more

Transitioning from Implicit to Explicit Instruction of The Nature of Engineering | Rachelle Pedersen, Lance White, and Dr. Karan Watson

The objectives of this workshop are to 1) have participants engage in discourse around the current state of teaching the Nature of Engineering (NOE) and the rationale for explicitly teaching the NOE 2) participate in a hands-on group activity that models explicitly teaching NOE concepts and 3) understand how they can incorporate these concepts and practices into their own classrooms, camps, and workshops, as they teach current and future undergraduate engineering students and pre-college teachers. more

Developing Inclusive Curriculum - Why and How? | Dr. Kauser Jahan and Dr. Stephanie Farrell

This workshop equips participants with practical, research-based strategies to create inclusive classrooms in engineering courses. more

Is There A Degree in This? Engineering Diversity Equity and Inclusion Program Directors Discuss Academic Perspectives of Their Profession | Dr. Amy Freeman, Dr. Saundra Johnson Austin, Dr. Darryl Dickerson, Virginia Booth Womack, and Enrique Ainsworth

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss developing credentials that will formalize the profession. This workshop will be presented in three segments: 1) a review of the history of how engineering DEI intervention programs evolved; 2) a discussion about the professional skills required to do the work of the Engineering DEI Program Administrators; 3) identification of the framework of courses and practicums required for a proposed credential (Master’s or Ph.D.) and a review of the process of creating a degree program. The proposed title of the new discipline defining this work that has been performed for four decades is, STEM Intervention Design and Management. more