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An Ecosystem of Support Initiatives for BIPOC, Women, and Domestic Graduate Students in STEM

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Conference

2024 Collaborative Network for Engineering & Computing Diversity (CoNECD)

Location

Arlington, Virginia

Publication Date

February 25, 2024

Start Date

February 25, 2024

End Date

February 27, 2024

Conference Session

Track 3: Technical Session 1: An Ecosystem of Support Initiatives for BIPOC, Women, and Domestic Graduate Students in STEM

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Diversity and CoNECD Paper Sessions

Page Count

34

DOI

10.18260/1-2--45432

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https://peer.asee.org/45432

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69

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Andrew Edmunds Clemson University

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Dr. Edmunds is a Coordinator for Graduate Recruitment and Inclusive Excellence in the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences at Clemson University. With more than 10 year of experience supporting both graduate and undergraduate students in engineering his research focuses on sense-of-belonging, part-time graduate students, and the future of land grant universities.

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Melissa Smith Clemson University

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Abstract

An ecosystem of support is required to support student success at all levels. Yet institutions often fail to implement replicate the rigor of support programs for graduate students in engineering and computing disciplines that exists at the undergraduate level. The College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences at Clemson University has implemented several programatic initiatives since 2018 to support the recruitment, retention, and matriculation of BIPOC, women, and domestic graduate students. Feature initiatives include and Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan, STEM ALL IN, ASPIRE Peer Mentors, and the Future Scholars Academy. Best practices will be shared along with institutional data which reflects the success of these initiatives in our efforts to recruit and matriculate underrepresented and domestic graduate students in engineering and computing.

Edmunds, A., & Smith, M. (2024, February), An Ecosystem of Support Initiatives for BIPOC, Women, and Domestic Graduate Students in STEM Paper presented at 2024 Collaborative Network for Engineering & Computing Diversity (CoNECD), Arlington, Virginia. 10.18260/1-2--45432

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