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Board 44: Revolutionizing Engineering Diversity

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

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7

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https://peer.asee.org/30035

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Tiago R. Forin Rowan University

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Tiago Forin is a PhD candidate in Engineering Education and researcher at Purdue University affiliated with XRoads Research Group, the Global Engineering Program and the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness. He received a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Florida State University and a Master's degree in environmental engineering from Purdue University.

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Beena Sukumaran Rowan University

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Beena Sukumaran has been on the faculty at Rowan University since 1998 and is currently President's Fellow and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She was Department Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering previously. Under her leadership, the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program saw considerable growth in student and faculty numbers. Her area of expertise is in micro-geomechanics and has published over 100 peer reviewed conference and journal papers including several papers on engineering education and the unique undergraduate curriculum at Rowan University, especially the Engineering Clinics. She has been involved in various outreach activities to recruit more women and minorities into engineering and is Program Chair Elect of the Women in Engineering Division of ASEE. She is the recipient of the 2011 New Jersey Section of ASCE Educator of the Year award as well as the 2013 Distinguished Engineering Award from the New Jersey Alliance for Action.

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Stephanie Farrell Rowan University

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Dr. Stephanie Farrell is Professor and Founding Chair of Experiential Engineering Education at Rowan University (USA) and was 2014-15 Fulbright Scholar in Engineering Education at Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland). From 1998-2016, Stephanie was a faculty member in Chemical Engineering at Rowan. Dr. Farrell has contributed to engineering education through her work in experiential learning, focusing on areas of pharmaceutical, biomedical and food engineering. She has been honored by the American Society of Engineering Education with several teaching awards such as the 2004 National Outstanding Teaching Medal and the 2005 Quinn Award for experiential learning.

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Kauser Jahan Rowan University

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Kauser Jahan, is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rowan University. She received her B.S.C.E. from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, an MSCE from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Her passion as an educator and mentor has been recognized by many professional organizations over the years. She is the recipient of the Gloucester County Women of Achievement Award, Lindback Foundation Teaching Award, the NJ ASCE Educator of the Year award, the Gary J. Hunter Excellence in Mentoring Award, the ASEE Environmental Engineering Division Meritorious Service Award, the ASEE Women in Engineering Division Sharon A. Keillor Award and the WEPAN Women in Engineering Initiative Award. She has been instrumental in establishing the Attracting Women into Engineering, the Engineers on Wheels and Engineering Clinics for Teachers programs at Rowan University. She has served as the Institutional Representative and Advisory Board Chair for the Women's Professional Network at Rowan University for six years and currently is an advisory board member of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Council on Education (ACE) Office of Women in Higher Education (OWHE). She received a Fulbright award in 2015.

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Theresa FS Bruckerhoff Curriculum Research & Evaluation, Inc.

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Theresa Bruckerhoff is the Principal Research Associate and Operations Manager at CRE., with nearly twenty-five years of evaluation experience, ten years as the principal evaluator. She studies and evaluates training, professional development and other education change programs funded by state, federal and private sources and is a member of the American Evaluation Association, ASEE, and other content and education focused professional organizations.

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Stephanie Lezotte Rowan University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-1270-7949

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Stephanie is a Ph.D. student studying postsecondary and higher education. She is interested in systems and structures that contribute to the oppression and symbolic violence of minoritized and underrepresented students.

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Abstract

The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department at Midsized Public University is currently participating in the National Science Foundation’s REvolutionizing Engineering and computer science Departments (RED). RED is a program that seeks to improve the undergraduate engineering curriculum to graduate engineering and computer science graduates that are more inclusive and suited for the 21st century workforce. The CEE Department’s contribution to the RED program is called Revolutionizing Engineering Diversity (RevED). The RevED team is embarking on its second year, where it is building on the momentum established in the prior year. Under guidance from RevED, the CEE Department faculty have taken part in workshops that established a shared set of values and language around diversity and inclusion. The CEE Department is currently engaged in implementing inclusive curriculum in several courses offered freshman through the senior year. This poster intends to showcase the developments made in several CEE courses that have developed student projects or assignments that enable students to have a more global and diverse experience, which in turn creates a more inclusive environment. The RevED team will show how these inclusive assignments were created to attain alignment with departmental goals and how they were used to assess student learning. The poster will also showcase how the CEE student body has changed between both years since the initiation of the RevED team’s efforts. Our engagement with partners within the university have helped us identify more targeted ways to recruit and support students. Over the first two years, RevED surveyed students regarding the climate of diversity within the CEE Department. The poster will show changes from student responses from the baseline survey to now. The intent of the comparison is to show how the RevED team’s visibility has impacted the way in which the CEE Department approaches diversity. As the RevED team expands its offerings to students and faculty through a series of workshops and events, the poster will also demonstrate how the RevED team is a change agent within its own institution and how it has disseminated its work more widely and intends to continue that effort in the future .

Forin, T. R., & Sukumaran, B., & Farrell, S., & Jahan, K., & Bruckerhoff, T. F., & Lezotte, S. (2018, June), Board 44: Revolutionizing Engineering Diversity Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30035

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