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EOE First Year Interest Groups: Success in Engineering Starts Here A Progress Report on Successes & Ongoing Improvements

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Developing Young MINDS in Engineering, Part II

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Minorities in Engineering

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22.634.1 - 22.634.10



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Andrea M. Ogilvie University of Texas, Austin

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Andrea M. Ogilvie is the director of the Equal Opportunity in Engineering (EOE) Program at The University of Texas at Austin. Andrea came to the University as EOE director in July 2001 after six years in industry, where she had a very successful career as a structural engineer for Kellogg Brown & Root and HDR Engineering, Inc.

As EOE Director, Andrea leads Cockrell School of Engineering efforts to recruit and retain ethnically underrepresented students as well as students who have backgrounds or experiences that will contribute to the overall diversity of the School. During her term, Andrea has raised more than $2.3 million from donors to support the EOE program and its mission. Andrea provides guidance and strategic development for EOE initiatives which serve approximately 900 undergraduate engineering students and 950 pre-college students. Each year, Andrea partners with 35-45 corporations to generate funding to support the program, and to develop a support system for engineering students from diverse backgrounds. She also serves as advisor and provides guidance and training to three engineering student organizations with more than 300 members: Pi Sigma Pi Minority Academic Engineering Society, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Andrea is an active member of National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). She has held multiple leadership positions in both organizations at the regional and national level. Currently, she serves as Chair for the Minorities in Engineering Division in ASEE. Andrea received her civil engineering degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1995 and her Texas Professional Engineering License in 2001. She is currently studying public policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Distinguished Lecturer Nomination for ASEE ConferenceSpeaker:Dr. Irving McPhailPresident and CEO of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).Topic:New research and trends related to underrepresented minorities in engineeringAbout NACME - Since its founding over 35 years ago, NACME has stayed true to its mission:To insure American resilience in a flat world by leading the national effort to expand U.S.capability via better engagement of African American, American Indian and Latino women andmen in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.NACME alumni hold leadership positions in industry, medicine, law, education and government.With funding from corporate and individual donors, NACME has supported over 22,000 studentswith more than $114 million in scholarships and other support. Currently, NACME providesscholarship support to more than 1,300 college engineering students through a national networkof 49 partner universities. NACME has partnered with the National Academy Foundation andProject Lead The Way to launch a national network of urban-centered, high-school Academies ofEngineering to strengthen students’ science and math readiness for college-levelengineering. Dr. Irving McPhail - Dr. McPhail can speak on a number of issues related to therecruitment, retention and advancement of minorities in engineering, with an emphasis on thepower of the partnership that NACME has forged between a set of key industrial partners and 50university partners. The programs reach down the pipeline via a partnership with the NationalAcademy Foundation on developing and supporting Academies of Engineering. In addition,NACME has a key research function: the brief associated with our most recent study is attached.This work was the subject of an event held on Capitol Hill September 29, 2010, where policyleaders discussed the issues of community college transfer for engineering colleges.I hope this gives you a quick overview and would appreciate more information about proposingDr. McPhail as a Distinguished Lecturer.Lisa M. Frehill, Ph.D.Director of Research, Evaluation and Policylfrehill@nacme.orgNational Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)440 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 302White Plains, NY 10601-1813Phone: 914.539.4010 Ext. 296 (voice mail)Fax:

Ogilvie, A. M. (2011, June), EOE First Year Interest Groups: Success in Engineering Starts Here A Progress Report on Successes & Ongoing Improvements Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17915

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