Announcement from ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dear ASEE Colleagues:

As we face the recent blatant and painful reminders of the systemic and institutional racism that plague our society, we ask that we all stand together in support of Black engineering students and colleagues: listen to them; amplify their voices; educate ourselves and colleagues; and take actions to remove systemic injustices in our engineering communities.

To assist you with the self-education, the ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI) offers a robust program of professional development in and outside of the Virtual Conference. We also celebrate ASEE members’ scholarship that addresses issues of equity, access, and inclusion in engineering. This message asks you to open & read the newsletter and learn more about ASEE CDEI resources and initiatives.

In addition to other CDEI opportunities and the group’s accomplishments this year, this CDEI Spring 2020 Newsletter details many education initiatives that we have available for you: a Summer Virtual Workshop series, the Virtual Conference programming, and resources on our website. Read it here:

The annual CDEI RoundTable Conversation session, scheduled in the ASEE Virtual Conference for Thursday, June 25, at 5:00 pm ET, will have spaces for conversations on disrupting racism and other topics. The Annual Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Pavilion that is usually in the exhibition hall will be part of the Virtual Exhibition each day. Feel free to stop in to learn more about CDEI resources or offer your own.

If you would like to contribute to this work, CDEI chairs invite you to join us in our Annual Business Meeting, Saturday, June 20, 3:30-5:00 pm ET, held outside the conference platform so not requiring conference registration. We will have working groups plan our activities for 2020-21 in line with the new CDEI Strategic Framework and ASEE-SEFI Joint Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Links in the newsletter will allow you sign-up for the meeting and access the joint statement.


On behalf of the Chairs of the ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,

Susan Walden

Chair, 2019-20


Liz Litzler

Incoming Chair for 2020-21


Becky Bates

Past Chair, 2019-20


Contact us:

Visit the CDEI website: (note the URL will probably change after the conference because of the Commission designation)


Susan E. Walden, Ph.D., Fellow-ASEE

The University of Oklahoma

She/her or they/their

Research Associate Professor

Director, Research Institute for STEM Education (RISE)

Associate Director, Sooner Engineering Education (SEED) Center

Gallogly College of Engineering

Core Affiliate faculty, Women & Gender Studies Department

Chair, ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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.


  1. Pre-registerfor the events you plan to attend.
  2. For fast and easy access to all of our events, subscribe to our google calendar.
  3. Would you please share this newswith your networks?
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!


  1. Pre-register for the events you plan to attend.
  2. For fast and easy access to all of our events, subscribe to our google calendar. 
  3. Would you please share this news with your networks?

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

Reminder about ASEE elections

ASEE-BED members:

Please see below for the following announcement:


As a reminder to all ASEE members:

Voting for ASEE leadership positions and Amendments to the ASEE Constitution ends March 31st, 11:59pm PDT. Unlike previous years where voting was done with a combination of paper ballots and electronic voting, this year’s elections are solely being conducted electronically using a non-ASEE related vendor named Survey & Ballot Systems.  The switch to a 3rd party vendor was requested by the ASEE Board to ensure total anonymity of each member’s vote.

To cast your electronic vote, you should have received a personalized ballot via the e-mail address ASEE has on file for you (i.e., the one you use to login to your ASEE account). The subject line includes “ASEE 2020 Election” and was sent from the ASEE Election Coordinator ( If you are unable to locate the email, please click on the link below, enter the email address that is on file with ASEE, and your election login information will be emailed to you.

The ballot includes the following leadership positions and Amendments to the ASEE Constitution questions.

Teri K. Reed, University of Cincinnati
Adrienne Minerick, Michigan Technological University

Vice President, Member Affairs
Brian P. Self, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Shane Rogers, Clarkson University

Chair of Professional Interest Council II
Chell A. Roberts, University of San Diego
William H. Guilford, University of Virginia

Chair of Professional Interest Council III
Atsushi Akera, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
John K. Estell, Ohio Northern University
Chris Swan, Tufts University

Chair of the Council of Sections for Zones I (based on Zone Membership)
Ilya Y. Grinberg, Buffalo State University
Saeid Moslehpour, University of Hartford

Chair of the Council of Sections for Zones III (based on Zone Membership)
Tariq Khraishi, University of New Mexico
Kevin Drees, Oklahoma State University

ASEE Constitutional Amendments Vote
Yes, I approve the Constitutional revisions
No, I do not approve the Constitutional revisions

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Norman L. Fortenberry, Sc.D.
Executive Director
American Society for Engineering Education
Inspiring Innovation. Advancing Research. Enhancing Education.

ASEE’s vision is to achieve excellent and broadly accessible education empowering students and engineering professionals to create a better world.  In pursuit of that vision, we advance research and innovation at all levels of education for the engineering profession.

ASEE elections — remember to vote!

ASEE Elections are upon us, so please take a moment to complete your ballots. Positions that are being voted on include President-Elect, VP of Member Affairs, and Chairs of Professional Interest Council (PIC) II and III. It should be noted that one of our former BED officers, Will Guilford, is a candidate for PIC II chair, so we wish him the best of luck!