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Mon. April 30, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Pentagon A, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss advancing a strategic goal of inclusivity and collaboration.

  1. Moderated by Mr. Tiago R Forin and Dr. Christine S Grant
Papers Presented
  1. Advancing the College of Engineering Strategic Goal of Becoming a National Model of Inclusivity and Collaboration [view paper] Michelle Kay Bothwell (Oregon State University), Dr. Padma Akkaraju (Oregon State University), Joseph McGuire (Oregon State University), Dr. Thuy T. Tran (Oregon State University), and Andrea Zigler (Oregon State University)
  2. Social Enterprise Model for a Multi-Institutional Mentoring Network for Women in STEM [view paper] Dr. Sara A. Atwood (Elizabethtown College), Dr. Robin McCann (Shippensburg University), Dr. Alice Armstrong (Shippensburg University), and Dr. Bilita S. Mattes (Harrisburg University of Science and Technology)
Technical · Undergraduate Education
Mon. April 30, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Jefferson , Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss issues related to diversity and inclusion. It will include implications as well as insight for diversity support.

  1. Moderated by Jahi Sauk Simbai and Dr. Sandra English
Papers Presented
  1. Insights on Diversity and Inclusion from Reflective Experiences of Distinct Pathways to and through Engineering Education [view paper] Dr. Ann F. McKenna (Arizona State University), Ms. Medha Dalal (Arizona State University), Ieshya Anderson (Arizona State University), and Ms. Thien Ngoc Y Ta (Arizona State University)
  2. New Directions from Theory: Implications for Diversity Support from the Theories of Intersectionality and Liberatory Pedagogy [view paper] Dr. Stephen Secules (University of Georgia), Dr. Nicola W. Sochacka (University of Georgia), and Dr. Joachim Walther (University of Georgia)
Mon. April 30, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Salon E, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss broadening participation and diversity through multiple perspectives, including students, policy, and peer leadership.

  1. Moderated by Ms. Whitney Gaskins and Ms. Cheryl L. Knobloch
Papers Presented
  1. Student Conceptualizations about Diversity: "How Would You Describe the Diversity in Engineering at Your Institution?" [view paper] Ms. Karis Boyd-Sinkler (Virginia Tech), Ms. Amy L. Hermundstad (Virginia Tech), Ms. Mayra S. Artiles (Virginia Tech Department of Engineering Education), Dr. Canek Moises Luna Phillips (Rice University), Dr. Benjamin David Lutz (Oregon State University), and Dr. Walter C. Lee (Virginia Tech)
  2. Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering: A Collaboration with the Students [view paper] Dr. Ruth E. Davis (Santa Clara University), Prof. Sarah Kate Wilson (Santa Clara University), Ms. Kimberley Gonzalez (Santa Clara University), Miss Jennifer Yarp (Santa Clara University), Muna Zaki Sinada (Santa Clara University), and Mr. Naeem Khari Turner-Bandele (Santa Clara University)
Mon. April 30, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Salon G, Marriott Crystal Gateway
  1. Moderated by Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter and Dr. Sandra Loree Dika
Papers Presented
  1. The WISER Experience: Supports and Opportunities for Improvement Perceived by Female Engineering Students in a Living-learning Community [view paper] Maya Rucks (Clemson University) and Dr. Marisa K. Orr (Clemson University)
  2. Technology and Gendered Spaces: Examining Equity and Access [view paper] Dr. Nicole Nieto (Ohio State University )
Mon. April 30, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Lee, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss how to answer 'how' and 'why' questions through qualitative research.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Beth A Myers
Papers Presented
  1. Special Session: Answering How and Why Questions with Qualitative Research [view paper] Dr. Catherine E. Brawner (Research Triangle Educational Consultants), Dr. Catherine Mobley (Clemson University), Dr. Susan M. Lord (University of San Diego), Michelle M. Camacho (University of San Diego), and Dr. Joyce B. Main (Purdue University, West Lafayette)
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Technical · Computing
Mon. April 30, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Salon A, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss computing at various levels.

  1. Moderated by Ms. Catherine Didion and Ms. Crystal Smith
Papers Presented
  1. SFSU INCLUDES on SF CALL (Computing for All levels and learners) [view paper] Prof. Ilmi Yoon (San Francisco State University)
  2. Examining the Computing Identity of High-Achieving Underserved Computing Students on the Basis of Gender, Field, and Year in School [view paper] Ms. Atalie Garcia (Affiliation unknown), Dr. Monique S. Ross (Florida International University), Prof. Zahra Hazari (Florida International University), Prof. Mark Allen Weiss (Florida International University), Ms. Tiana Solis (Florida International University), and Mr. Mohsen Taheri (Florida International University)
Mon. April 30, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Salon E, Marriott Crystal Gateway
  1. Moderated by Ms. Olga Stavridis and Dr. Jane L. Lehr
Papers Presented
  1. Researching Diversity from Multiple, Diverse Perspectives [view paper] Miss Avneet Hira (Purdue University, West Lafayette), Ms. Chanel Beebe (Purdue University, West Lafayette), Mr. James Holly Jr. (Purdue University, West Lafayette), Mrs. Kayla Renee Maxey (Purdue University, West Lafayette), and Dr. Morgan M. Hynes (Purdue University, West Lafayette)
  2. Special Session: Comprehensive Diversity Student Support Program Discussion [view paper] Dr. Bryan Hill (University of Arkansas) and Mr. Eric Specking (University of Arkansas)
Technical · Pre K-12 Education
Tue. May 1, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Salon D, Marriott Crystal Gateway
  1. Moderated by Dr. Lesley M Berhan and Dr. Cassandra J McCall
Papers Presented
  1. Integrating Social Context in Engineering Experiences to Promote Interests of Diverse Learners [view paper] Mrs. Kayla R. Maxey (Purdue University, West Lafayette), Mrs. Jessica Rush Leeker (Purdue University, West Lafayette), Dr. Monica E. Cardella (Purdue University, West Lafayette), and Dr. Morgan M. Hynes (Purdue University, West Lafayette)
  2. MiniGEMS STEAM and Programming Camp for Middle School Girls [view paper] Dr. Michael Frye (University of the Incarnate Word), Ms. Chaoyi Wang (University of the Incarnate Word), Dr. Sreerenjini C. Nair (University of the Incarnate Word), and Ms. Yvonne Calvo Burns (Camp Program Coordinator)
Tue. May 1, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Salon G, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss the campus climate for engineering graduate students as well as a women in engineering graduate student steering committee.

  1. Moderated by Mrs. Monique S Ross and Dr. Laura E Sullivan-Green
Papers Presented
  1. Campus Climate for Engineering Graduate Students: Examining Differences Between Domestic Minority, Domestic Majority, and International Students [view paper] Mr. Thomas M. Bluestein (Virginia Tech), Dr. Catherine T. Amelink (Virginia Tech), and Ms. Mayra S. Artiles (Virginia Tech Department of Engineering Education)
  2. The Women in Engineering Graduate Student Steering Committee at the University of Delaware [view paper] Dr. Heather Doty (University of Delaware) and L. Pamela Cook (University of Delaware)
Tue. May 1, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Salon E, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss the recruitment of inclusive champions.

  1. Moderated by Teirra K Holloman and Mr. Alexander Michael Alvarez
Papers Presented
  1. Recruitment of Inclusive Champions: Diversifying Engineering Faculty [view paper] Dr. Ibironke O. Lawal (Virginia Commonwealth University)
  2. Leveraging an NSF S-STEM Grant to Initiate "PEEPS" (Program for Engineering Excellence for Partner Schools) for Recruiting and Retaining Students from Underrepresented Groups while Covertly Transforming Ourselves and Our University [view paper] Dr. Katherine C. Chen (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Ms. Jaclyn Duerr (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo), Dr. Lizabeth T. Schlemer (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo), Dr. Jane L. Lehr (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo), Ms. Emily E. Liptow (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo), Miss Monica Lauren Singer (Affiliation unknown), and Ms. Helene Finger P.E. (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)
Tue. May 1, 2018 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM
Salon E, Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss student support programs, such as summer bridge programs. The experiences of community college students and doctoral students will also be discussed.

  1. Moderated by Dr. Jeffrey W. Fergus P.E. and Ms. Rachelle Reisberg
Papers Presented
  1. Promising Practices for the Expansion and Sustainability of Summer Bridge Programs for Underrepresented Engineering Students at Pennsylvania State University [view paper] Dr. Catherine Cohan (Pennsylvania State University)
  2. Critiquing the "Underrepresented Minorities" Label [view paper] Dr. Susan E. Walden (University of Oklahoma), Dr. Deborah A. Trytten (University of Oklahoma), Dr. Randa L. Shehab (University of Oklahoma), and Ms. Cindy E. Foor (University of Oklahoma)
Technical · Undergraduate Education
Wed. May 2, 2018 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Jefferson , Marriott Crystal Gateway
Session Description

This session will discuss persistence for engineering students.

  1. Moderated by Ms. Ashley R Taylor and Dr. Rochelle L Williams
Papers Presented
  1. Quantitative Analysis of Barriers to Completion of Engineering Degrees for Female-identifying and Underrepresented Minority Students [view paper] Nancy Mariano (Seattle University), Dr. Agnieszka Miguel (Seattle University), Dr. Mara Rempe (Seattle University), and Dr. J. McLean Sloughter (Seattle University)
  2. Why Women Persist: Evaluating the Impact of Classroom-based Interventions [view paper] Dr. Kasi Kiehlbaugh (University of Arizona) and Dr. Paul Blowers (University of Arizona)

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