The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program

The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Faculty Career Exploration Program is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Cohort –

This program is a rigorous four-day program designed for African American, Latino American, and Native American scholars and artists to experience a “behind the scenes” glimpse into life as a faculty member at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Participants will spend time learning from and networking with RIT administration, faculty and students, practicing their interview skills and job-talk presentation – all while exploring the research, teaching and service expectations of RIT faculty.

This is a competitive application process. The application deadline is March 15. Program and application information:

The WEPAN Inclusive Culture and Equity Award 

The WEPAN Inclusive Culture and Equity Award was awarded to Dr. Beena Sukumaran for exemplary leadership in implementing programs that promote positive change to the climate and culture for women in engineering fields for serving as a model for others. Dr. Sukumaran has served as the Vice President for Research at Rowan University and on August 1, she will be the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University in Ohio. Prior to that she was Professor and Department Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rowan. Dr. Sukumaran received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

Call for WEPAN Award Nominations (Jan 20, 2020)

WEPAN Awards will be presented at the Third Annual CoNECD Conference on April 20th at the Marriott Crystal City Gateway just outside of Washington, DC. The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) is a collaborative effort of: NAMEPA, WEPAN, ASEE MIND & WIED.

Nominations Deadline for the 2020 WEPAN Awards is January 20, 2020 5:00 PM ET.

To submit a nomination, check out the award categories here:

A Delphi Study on Engineering for K-12 Education

I am a Ph.D. candidate in science education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As part of my dissertation study, my advisor, Dr. Hasan Deniz and I are seeking participants who have experience in engineering, engineering education and/or engineering research. We will conduct a Delphi study to ascertain the key features of engineering discipline for K-12 engineering/science education. If you agree to participate in the study, please take the 5-minute screening questionnaire. Follow this link to the Screening Questionnaire: Take the Survey  

Please do not hesitate to contact me or Dr. Hasan Deniz if you have any questions about the study and participating in it.

Ezgi Yesilyurt
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Hasan Deniz
Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2020 Mara H. Wasburn Early Engineering Educator Grant (due March 2, 2020)

Dear Colleagues:

The nomination period is open for the 2012 Mara H. Wasburn Early Engineering Educator Grant. Nomination packets are due Monday, March 2, 2020.

In 2010, the Women in Engineering Division (WIED) of the American Society for Engineering Education initiated the Apprentice Educator Grant (AEG) program to provide a $2,000 travel grant to the ASEE Annual Conference. In 2011, the award was renamed the “Mara H. Wasburn Early Educator Grant” (EEEG) in honor of Dr. Wasburn, whose passion for encouraging young female engineering educators was renowned.

WIED offers two categories for the Wasburn grant and will award a total of 4 grants (2 grants per category):

  • Category 1:  Graduate students, post-docs, lecturers, research associates, and non-tenure track faculty;
  • Category 2:  Tenure-track women faculty who are not more than three years into their first faculty position.

Grants are for the purpose of travel to the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference. Each grant consists of reimbursement of receipted registration, travel, food, and accommodation expenses up to a maximum of $2,000. Grant recipients are expected to attend the full duration of the conference, including the WIED Business Lunch and Reception, and one WIED-sponsored workshop.  Details can be found via our website:  For any questions, please contact Dr. Lily Gossage, Director of Awards at: