Workshop series from the ASEE Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our ASEE CDEI summer workshop series is off to a great start, and we’ve added more excellent sessions to the roster.  All events are on Wednesdays, from now until August 12, for one hour starting at 10 AM PT, 11 MT, 12 PM CT, 1 ET (excluding June 24 during the Virtual ASEE Annual Conference), open to absolutely anyone, and complimentary.


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Date Title Facilitators Registration
3-Jun Leveraging the ASEE & SEFI Joint Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Call and Pledge for Action Dr. Meagan Pollock Register
Dr. Susan Walden
10-Jun Retracing My Steps: Reflections of a Black Woman Leader in Engineering Dr. Meseret Hailu Register
Dr. Monica Cox
17-Jun Expanding Resources that Connect Diversity, Equity, Access, & Inclusion with Ethics Education Dr. Rosalyn Berne Register
Dr. Becky Bates
Dr. Michael Loui
1-Jul Open Dialogue Dr. Meagan Pollock Register
8-Jul Asset Models in Research Dr. Canek Moises Luna Phillips Register
15-Jul Promoting Student Wellness in the Online Classroom (A Discussion) Dr. Karin Jensen Register
Dr. Holly Golecki
Dr. Molly Goldstein
22-Jul Universal Design for Learning: How can inclusive teaching methods challenge and support all students? Dr. Alisha Sarang-Sieminski Register
Dr. Sarah Spence Adams
Adva Waranyuwat
29-Jul  Do You See Me?: Hypervisible Invisibility #EngineeringWhileBlack Dr. James Holly, Jr. Register
Chanel Beebe
DeLean Tolbert
Donovan Colquitt
5-Aug Culturally Responsive Teaching in times of COVID-19 Dr. Homero Murzi Register
Johnny Woods Jr.
12-Aug Diversity Papers: Tips and Guidelines for Authors and Evaluators Dr. Meagan Pollock Register


If you missed our first two sessions, you will find the recordings on our website. The ASEE Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion appreciates your support and interest in DEI-minded professional development. We welcome your feedback and ideas.

Virtual Workshop series from ASEE Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This summer, the ASEE Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is offering a virtual workshop series, and it kicks off next Wednesday. Click here for more information. All sessions are on Wednesdays, from May 20 to August 12, for one hour starting at 10 AM PT, 11 MT, 12 PM CT, 1 ET. (Excluding June 24 during the Virtual ASEE Annual Conference.) Workshop topics vary and the schedule is still developing. We have a fantastic line-up so far!


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BED and KEEN scholarships for ASEE virtual conference registration

ASEE BED Members,

I hope this email finds you well. I wanted to draw your attention to a few initiatives that ASEE has announced to help support members who are struggling to attend the upcoming Virtual Annual Conference .

One pathway involves scholarships being provided by a generous grant from KEEN/ More details and an application can be found at the following link:

Additionally, the BED has been granted permission to offer a scholarship using funds from our BASS account in support of the registration fee for one of our members. Our intent is to help a member who isn’t getting financial support from their institution to attend, and therefore is paying out of their own pocket. We also would like to prioritize authors since the publish-to-present model is in play here. Members who are interested can use the following link to apply:

Please apply by Friday, May 15. After prioritizing the applicant pool for authors, a random drawing will be held to select the winner.

Thanks, and take care!

Mike Rust
Division Chair

Michael J. Rust, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Phone: 413-782-1491
Pronouns: He / Him / His

Survey on changes due to COVID-19

Dear Colleague,

We are reaching out to you because you lead a division within ASEE. We kindly request that you share our survey link (below) along with the following basic information about the study with your members.

We are conducting a study on 1) the changes that you have had to make or are planning to make to your engineering coursesand 2) the challenges your engineering undergraduate students are facing in light of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Your responses will help us summarize the types of changes being made as well as put together a repository of those changes that we then can share. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous. Results will be shared only in the aggregate.

If you agree to take the survey, we ask you to consider forwarding it to other colleagues of yours leading the engineering programs in the U.S. All those who complete the survey can enter a raffle of 10 Amazon gift cards worth $50 each.

The study has been approved by the University of Houston IRB. If you have questions about the approval, you may contact the IRB at (713) 743-9204 or If you have questions about the study, you may contact either one of us.

Many thanks,

Virginia Rangel, Ph.D.
College of Education
University of Houston

Jerrod Henderson, Ph.D.
College of Engineering
University of Houston

Virginia Snodgrass Rangel, PhD
Assistant Professor
K-12 Professional Leadership
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
University of Houston