Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session
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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