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Board 79: Building a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) around Engaging Minority Males in STEM

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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

Tagged Topics

Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

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11

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https://peer.asee.org/30109

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Jumoke Oluwakemi Ladeji-Osias Morgan State University

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Dr. J. ’Kemi Ladeji-Osias is Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in computer engineering. Dr. Ladeji-Osias earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Rutgers University. She is the Principal Investigator for Doctoral Scholars in Engineering.

Dr. Ladeji-Osias’ involvement in engineering curricular innovations includes outcomes-based articulation and online delivery of undergraduate engineering degrees. In addition to conducting research on color image fusion and real-time implementation of algorithms, she is the immediate past chair of the Middle Atlantic Section of the American Society for Engineering Education and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She enjoys observing the intellectual and professional growth in students as they prepare for engineering careers.

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Cindy S. Ziker SRI International

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Cindy Ziker, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Principal Researcher at SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning, where she leads research projects that focus on technology in education. She holds a doctorate degree in the psychology in of education from Arizona State University and a masters degree in public health from the University of Arizona.

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Clay Gloster Jr. North Carolina A&T University

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Clay Gloster, Jr. is currently serving as Associate Dean in the College of Science and Technology and the Interim chair in the Department of Computer Systems Technology at North Carolina A&T State University. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from
North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro, NC) and the Ph.D. degree
in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University (Raleigh NC).
He also has been employed with IBM, the Department of Defense,
the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Howard University.

His
research interests are in the general area of reconfigurable computing. Current research focuses
on the development of a suite of software tools that allow scientists to benefit from the potential order of magnitude
speedup in execution time offered by reconfigurable computers over typical desktop computers. Dr. Gloster has also conducted research in the area of
technology-based curriculum development, distance education, and VLSI design for testability.

Dr. Gloster has taught courses on digital system design, ASIC design, microprocessor system applications, FPGA-based
system design, and VLSI design for testability (using VHDL/Verilog). He has served on the program committee and as session
chair for several international conferences. He received best paper and presentation awards for a paper presented at the
International Conference on Computer Design and has received numerous fellowships and distinguished awards. Dr. Gloster holds two US patents and led the effort to establish a new BS degree program in Computer Engineering at Howard University.

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Kamal S. Ali Jackson State University

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Kamal Ali is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Jackson State University (JSU), Jackson MS. Dr. Ali received his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from Reading University, UK. Prior to joining JSU, Dr. Ali taught at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) for 20 years. During his tenure at USM, Dr. Ali served as a consultant for the United Nations, as a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the United Arab Emirates University (UAE) and as Director of the Computer Engineering Track at the College of Information Technology at UAE.

Dr. Ali's current research focuses on Visualization, IoT and STEM Education.

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Derrick Cornell Gilmore Kentucky State University

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Derrick C. Gilmore is the Deputy Provost forResearch and Sponsored Programs at Kentucky State University. In this role he provides oversight of administrative functions that include research compliance, research ethics, education and policy, administration, and technology transfer. His research interest include: sponsored research capacities/impacts at Minority Serving Institutions, behavioral health for African-Americans and disparities in drug law/arrest rates for minorities. He has served as a reviewer for numerous federal agencies. He also serves as the Principal Investigator/Project Director for Verizon Minority Male Maker Program, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SMASHA) supported KSU Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Initiative and the Morehouse School of Medicine HBCU Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health Capacity Expansion Grant. He earned M.S. from Albany State University.

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Abstract

The percentage of minority males in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is about half of their representation in the US population. Roadblocks that continue to challenge minority males include: disparity in access to high quality STEM educational resources, a lack of role models, and a shortage of highly trained, minority STEM educators. This work describes an INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot that builds on an existing regional partnership of four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that are working together to improve STEM outcomes for middle school minority male students.

Using collective impact-style approaches such as implementing mutually reinforcing activities through a Network Improvement Community (NIC) these partners are addressing the larger goal of improving STEM achievement in minority males, particularly in middle school. Activities of the NIC included a workshop to share best practices and define the NIC, workgroups to engage in improvement cycles, a website that will contribute to the knowledge base regarding effective strategies for enhancing STEM educational opportunities for minority males, and webinars. The project partners have also created a roadmap for a NIC to address the challenges described above. This paper describes a work in progress and will provides an update on the NIC to the broader engineering community.

Ladeji-Osias, J. O., & Ziker, C. S., & Gloster, C., & Ali, K. S., & Gilmore, D. C. (2018, June), Board 79: Building a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) around Engaging Minority Males in STEM Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30109

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