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Board 5: Collaborative: IUSE: Cultivating Inclusive Identities of Engineers and Computer Scientists: Expanding Efforts to Infuse Inclusive Excellence in Undergraduate Curricula

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

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5

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https://peer.asee.org/30046

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Rebecca A. Atadero Colorado State University

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Rebecca Atadero is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University, specializing in structural engineering. She conducts research on the inspection, management and renewal of existing structures, and on engineering education.

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Karen E. Rambo-Hernandez West Virginia University

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Karen E. Rambo-Hernandez is an assistant professor at West Virginia University in the College of Education and Human Services in the department of Learning Sciences and Human Development. In her research, she is interested the assessment of student learning, particularly the assessment of academic growth, and evaluating the impact of curricular change.

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Robin A. M. Hensel Ed.D. West Virginia University

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Robin A. M. Hensel, Ed.D., is the Assistant Dean for Freshman Experience in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University. While her doctorate is in Curriculum and Instruction, focusing on higher education teaching in STEM fields, she also holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics. Dr. Hensel has over seven years of experience working in engineering teams and in project management and administration as a Mathematician and Computer Systems Analyst for the U. S. Department of Energy as well as more than 25 years teaching mathematics, statistics, computer science, and freshman engineering courses in higher education institutions. Currently, she leads a team of faculty who are dedicated to providing first year engineering students with a high-quality, challenging, and engaging educational experience with the necessary advising, mentoring, and academic support to facilitate their transition to university life and to prepare them for success in their engineering discipline majors and future careers.

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Melissa Lynn Morris West Virginia University

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Melissa Morris is currently a Teaching Associate Professor for the Freshman Engineering Program, in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University (WVU). She graduated Summa cum Laude with a BSME in 2006, earned a MSME in 2008, and completed her doctorate in mechanical engineering in 2011, all from WVU. At WVU, she has previously served as the Undergraduate and Outreach Advisor for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department and the Assistant Director of the Center for Building Energy Efficiency. She has previously taught courses such as Thermodynamics, Thermal Fluids Laboratory, and Guided Missiles Systems, as well as serving as a Senior Design Project Advisor for Mechanical Engineering Students. Her research interests include energy and thermodynamic related topics. Since 2007 she has been actively involved in recruiting and outreach for the Statler College, as part of this involvement Dr. Morris frequently makes presentations to groups of K-12 students, as well as perspective WVU students and their families.

Dr. Morris was selected as a Statler College Outstanding Teacher for 2012, the WVU Honors College John R. Williams Outstanding Teacher for 2012, and the 2012 Statler College Teacher of the Year.

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Amir Hedayati Mehdiabadi Colorado State University

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Amir Hedayati Mehdiabadi received a PhD degree in Human Resource Development from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2008 and his M.B.A. from University of Tehran in 2011. He has presented his research in past years at multiple conferences including American Evaluation Association, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, and Academy of Human Resource Development. In His dissertation, he focused on ethical decision making processes among computer majors. His research interests include ethics education, computer ethics, talent development, online learning, and evaluation.

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Jeremy Clinton Schwartz West Virginia University

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Jeremy C. Schwartz is a first-year Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) student at West Virginia University.

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Christina Paguyo University of Denver

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Abstract

The goal of our NSF funded project is to change the culture of engineering and computer science departments by creating, implementing, and assessing new curriculum aimed at developing inclusive professional identities in students.  Students with inclusive professional identities possess the necessary technical skills for their discipline and also recognize the value of diverse skills and perspectives in designing new technology and solving problems. With this recognition they strive to work in inclusive ways to take full advantage of diversity.  This project builds on a previous NSF funded pilot in first year courses at one institution to study the transfer of curriculum to three other institutions, to develop curriculum for sophomore and junior year courses, and to study students longitudinally.  Our poster will include a discussion of project goals, a sample of curricular activities, and preliminary findings from the first year of the project and directions for future development.  We are excited to participate in the NSF grantees poster session to help us identify more partner institutions in this effort. 

Atadero, R. A., & Rambo-Hernandez, K. E., & Hensel, R. A. M., & Morris, M. L., & Hedayati Mehdiabadi, A., & Schwartz, J. C., & Paguyo, C. (2018, June), Board 5: Collaborative: IUSE: Cultivating Inclusive Identities of Engineers and Computer Scientists: Expanding Efforts to Infuse Inclusive Excellence in Undergraduate Curricula Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30046

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