Preparing Engineers for the Workforce of the Future | 2:30-4:30pm
Both speakers have backgrounds in engineering and teaching engineering courses and are actively involved in engineering education research. Additionally, they have over 65 cumulative years of experience in the engineering education space.
Disability Inclusion in Academic STEM Careers | 2:30-4:30pm
The organizers are the leaders of the NSF-funded AccessADVANCE project. The goal of AccessADVANCE is to increase the participation and advancement of people with disabilities in academic science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers through an intersectional approach. AccessADVANCE serves to increase understanding of the issues related to accessibility and identify promising practices that systematically address issues impacting the career advancement and success of faculty with disabilities. The organizers have published and spoken in a variety of settings on these topics.
The speakers/workshop facilitators are the members of NCWIT’s higher education research team, who are all faculty research associates at the University of Colorado Boulder. The research team members are experienced social scientists holding doctoral degrees from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. They have expertise and decades of experience in higher education research, organizational change research, program implementation, and evaluation. The team conducts original research and develops instructional guides, tools, and resources that inform NCWIT’s Higher Education Alliance and the general public about issues and practical, research-based solutions for broadening the meaningful and influential participation of intersectionally diverse women and other underrepresented groups in computing.
Activating and supporting trailblazing students in their transition to leadership roles in industry and academia through a systemized, engineering-based approach.