Free ticketed event
The session will begin with a presentation about national trends and the current status of engineering diversity. Afterwards, a collaborative learning breakout session will ensue led by engineering education and policy scholars. The breakout groups will be organized around the following themes related to the scholars’ expertise: The Male Minority: Understanding the Experiences of Black Males in Engineering; Promising Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Practices; and Engineering Pathways: Connecting K-12 and Higher Education to Broaden Participation for Students of Color.
Krystal L. Williams, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of higher education in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies Department of the University of Alabama College of Education. In addition, she is a United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI) Senior Research Fellow as well as a research affiliate with the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Her research explores the use of public policies to promote college success for underrepresented students, with an emphasis on the interplay between policy initiatives and students’ various psychosocial factors. Recently, her work has focused on these issues as they relate to (1) broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for underrepresented groups along K-20 pathways and (2) reducing students’ economic and academic strains in college.
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D. currently serves as vice president for the Office of Access and Success at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). In this role, Dr. Anderson works with APLU members to develop and implement initiatives to meet the key organizational objectives for advancing college access and success for all students, with a specific focus on underrepresented minority groups. He provides strategic leadership and direction for the APLU Office of Access and Success, which has a primary responsibility for supporting the APLU Council of 1890 Universities and the Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence.
Brian A. Burt, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of higher education in the School of Education at Iowa State University, a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, and a National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award recipient. He studies the experiences of graduate students in STEM and the institutional policies and practices that influence students’ educational and workforce pathways. He also investigates participation in research experiences (i.e., the science of team science).