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19 th IN THE NATION

in bachelor’s degrees awarded to women.

EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

WE ARE COMMITTED

to expanding access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education while engaging all segments of society in technological advancement. We have been a major contributor to advancing STEM diversity for over forty-fi ve years, prior to most national initiatives in this area. Our diversity efforts are founded upon two pillars: the STEM Smart programs and the Women in Science  and Engineering (WISE) honors program. STEM Smart is committed to the development of programs that deliver a variety of enrichment, support activities, and services to underrepresented minority and economically underserved students. WISE Honors offers educational and professional STEM opportunities for women at all levels of their development by facilitating individual, institutional, and social change. Together, these programs have broad reaching impact that we leverage to lead efforts towards broadening participation in engineering and applied sciences.

EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

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objectives:



    • BUILD a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion that provides a welcoming environment for everyone.


    • FOSTER a respectful and tolerant community of scholars within which the talents and skills of individuals with diverse backgrounds, passions, and experiences can be cultivated and harnessed to full potential.


  • ENGAGE the broader community to expand awareness, accessibility, and preparation in engineering and applied sciences.



strategies:

1. Foster an inclusive and welcoming environment. Engineering and applied science disciplines in the US are challenged by a lack of diversity. Targeted eff orts are needed to ensure our disciplines build welcoming and supportive environments that elevate minorities in the profession and encourage broad participation. We will foster a culture that embraces diversity as strength, in which equity and inclusion shape a community that respects all individuals.

2. Expand outreach and partnerships to broaden participation. Engineering and applied science professions must be made accessible and tangible to all, particularly to those without direct personal exposure from their family or community. We will continue our existing outreach programs and partnerships while creating new ones to recruit and retain talent as well as increasing technical literacy.

3. Be steadfast in progress . We will diligently pursue efforts to broaden participation in engineering and applied sciences. Steady progress will be made with careful planning, broad collaboration, and regular benchmarking and assessment.