Cohort 5 of the Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellows Program

The Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education (AiiCE) is excited to announce applications are now open for Cohort 5 of the Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellows Program. This two-year, virtual, cohort-based, professional development program helps computing and STEM faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and professionals: 1)learn more about social science topics (such as identity, intersectionality, racism, bias, and discrimination) and how these topics impact academic environments; and 2)develop sustainable projects (courses, modules, and other activities) at their home institutions that leverage these topics to foster more inclusive and equitable cultures. Guest speakers have included leading experts such as Drs. Ruha Benjamin, Safiya Noble, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Lee Baker, Sasha Costanza-Chock, Moya Bailey, Jessie Daniels, and 3C Fellows from prior cohorts.

Join a growing community of ~ 300 educators, scholars, practitioners, postdocs, and grad students who are working to change the computing and STEM landscape.

Important Notes:
• The deadline for applications is March 1, 2024. Notifications will be sent on or around the first week of April.
• This program is also open to those in STEM disciplines (e.g., math, engineering, biology, etc.). The topics discussed are not computing specific. Additionally, computing is very interdisciplinary, and since we are focused on the academic environments (and not content), then all can enjoy/benefit.
• We encourage participation in teams, as it ensures one person is not responsible for this effort (and makes it easier to sustain your deliverable).
o Please consider including Ph.D. students and postdocs in your team as well.

For questions, please contact us at

CoNECD 2024 Preconference Workshops

The CoNECD (Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity) Conference Planning Committee invites you to engage in one of our 2024 CoNECD Pre-Conference Workshops held on Sunday February 25th. Please consider registering for one of the many options based on your interests and needs. All workshops are facilitated by experts in their respective fields. To register, go to the “Get Tickets and Build Schedule” section of your “Registration Overview” page in the CoNECD Registration Portal.

1. Developing Culturally Responsive Student Support
2. Preparing Engineers for the Workforce of the Future
3. Disability Inclusion in Academic STEM Careers
4. Designing Robust Project Evaluations
5. Creating Inclusive Undergraduate Computing Programs with NCWIT’s Tech Inclusion Journey Platform
6. Designing Your Course to Use Mastery-Based Grading

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: National Effective Teaching Institute

NETI-1, Course Design and Student Engagement, will be offered January 3-5, 2024, at the University of San Diego. Drs. Susan Lord, Matt Ohland, and Michael Prince will lead the long-standing foundational NETI-1 workshop, which has been offered since 1991. Previous NETI programs have reached over 2900 participants from more than 365 different schools. Our past participant evaluations have been overwhelmingly positive. The workshop features material for relatively new faculty members and other material designed to equip experienced faculty members to become teaching leaders and mentors on their campuses. Participants will include up to 60 faculty members from all branches of engineering, engineering technology, and other STEM areas. The registration fee is $1275 per participant, which covers organization and presentation costs, participant notebooks, lunches, and breaks. Participants also receive a copy of Felder & Brent’s Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide and the option of touring the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering. There is a discount for bringing larger teams from the same institution. Travel expenses, including breakfasts and dinners, are not included. Further details about the workshop program and a link to register can be found at

Recruiting Graduate Students to Develop Sociotechnical Modules for the Introduction to Circuits Course

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024

Were you bored and uninspired with the purely technical nature of your Introduction to Circuits course? Are you a graduate student interested in bringing sociotechnical issues into electrical engineering? Do you see yourself teaching circuits in the future but wanting your course to be “different”? Do you have creative ideas for connecting circuits to real world social issues? If so, please consider applying for our Sociotechnical Electrical Engineering Stars (SEES) Cohort of graduate students to learn about and design sociotechnical modules for circuits.

We were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to (1) create a series of sociotechnical modules for the Introduction to Circuits course, (2) prepare detailed teaching guides for each module to make it easy for instructors to integrate them into their courses, and (3) assess the impact of the modules on students’ sociotechnical knowledge and sense of social responsibility. To date, we have developed and piloted one module about conflict minerals tied to capacitors and another about repurposing electric vehicle batteries tied to the voltage divider.

We are currently recruiting a diverse group of at least four engineering graduate students, each having a strong connection to electrical engineering, who will join our SEES Cohort to create and test additional sociotechnical modules during Summer 2024. Each member of the SEES Cohort will receive a $2400 stipend for their participation.

The SEES Cohort will begin their work with a two-day, all-expenses-paid, in-person SEES Summit on May 23-24, 2024 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During the summit, students will discuss the rationale behind addressing social and technical material in circuits, learn about effective course design, and brainstorm topics for sociotechnical modules. Then, over the following three months, members of the SEES Cohort will devote approximately eight hours each week, through a combination of individual and collaborative work, as they develop and refine sociotechnical modules. Finally, during the week of August 19, 2024, we will hold a one-day virtual SEES Showcase (date to be determined) for the cohort to share and discuss the developed modules.

Following the SEES Showcase, members of the cohort may continue to engage in this project in multiple ways. For instance, they could present their work at the ASEE 2025 Annual Conference (we have additional funding to support conference travel for interested members of the cohort) or they could assist with launching the modules and helping faculty learn how to implement them.

To apply for the SEES Cohort, please complete this application form which asks about your interest in the project, your career goals, your past education and experience with the Introduction to Circuits course, your availability, and demographics. We aim to recruit a diverse group of participants with a strong connection to electrical engineering who are interested in the goals of our project and available to engage throughout Summer 2024. Applications are due by January 15, 2024 with decisions announced by February 28, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Lord or Cindy Finelli

WIED Networking/Professional Development Webinars

Stemming from discussion at the last WIED business meeting in Baltimore, WIED would like to host one or two networking/professional development webinars over the coming year to serve our members.  Please complete this short form (preferably by Wed. November 15, 2023) to share topics which interest you, and if you’d like to join a group that will organize these:

Arizona State University’s Engineering Education Systems & Design PhD Program Open House

Date: October 13, 2023

The 2023 Engineering Education Systems and Design (EESD) PhD Program Open House for prospective students will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023, 1:00-3:30pm EDT. Join us to learn how you can become an exemplary scholar dedicated to transforming the engineering education ecosystem. Activities will include getting to know both ASU and the EESD program and meeting faculty and current students. Interested prospective students can use the provided link to REGISTER. Optional one-on-one faculty meetings can be scheduled thereafter. The EESD program prepares graduates for careers in higher education, science centers, government agencies, museums, policy-setting institutions, and industry. Contact Dr. Nadia Kellam ( and Dr. Shawn Jordan ( for questions about the open house, and visit the ASU EESD PhD program website ( for more information about the program.

CoNECD 2024 Registration is Now Open!

Conference Dates: Feb 25-27, 2024

Crystal City Marriott – Crystal City, VA

The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity, or CoNECD is the only conference dedicated to all the diverse groups that comprise our engineering and computing workforce. The vision of the CoNECD (pronounced “connected”) Conference is to provide a forum for exploring current research and practices to enhance diversity and inclusion of all underrepresented populations in the engineering and computing professions including gender identity and expression, race and ethnicity, disability, veterans, LGBTQ+, 1st generation and socio-economic status.

WIED Elections 2023

We are pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for the WIED Executive Board.  If you’ve thought about getting involved, now is a great time!!

All WIED members are welcome to participate on the board. The benefits of serving as a board member include:
– Networking
– Visibility in the profession
– Opportunity to engage with a dynamic group of other board members
– Leadership development
– Mentoring
– Developing an understanding of how ASEE works
– Helping to advance women in engineering

The WIED Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for four positions. Members may nominate friends and colleagues (with the friend/colleague’s consent) or may self-nominate. All nominees must be dues-paying ASEE members and must be an active
member of ASEE at the time of nomination. The positions and their responsibilities are described below.

To nominate yourself or a colleague for one of these positions, please email Jenahvive Morgan ( The email should indicate the nominee’s name, affiliation and the position in which s/he is interested. Please include a brief bio (150-200 words) to be used on the WIED election page for membership voting purposes.

Questions about the positions and their duties may be directed to Jenahvive Morgan ( or to the person currently filling the position. All nominations and bios must be received by no later than March 15, 2023. 


Director: Awards
Director: Positions
Director: At Large

Treasurer maintains the financial records of the organization. As such, s/he is responsible for creating and presenting financial reports for the Executive Board throughout the year, and to the general membership at the Annual Business Meeting. The treasurer is responsible for keeping track of all income and expenses for WIED. This position is a 2-year term. CURRENT: Lily Wang (

Director: Awards is the Chair of the WIED Awards Committee. As such, s/he is responsible for (1) constituting the awards committee composed of at least 4 WIED members, (2) coordinating the process for selection of the Best Paper Award based on information provided by the Program Chair and providing this information to the Program Chair. This position has a 2-year term. CURRENT: Jessica Perez (

Director: Positions forms a Nominating Committee whose responsibility is to: (1) solicit nominations for the open Officer and Director positions from the WIED membership, (2) prepare a ballot to be distributed to WIED members. The Director: Positions conducts
the election and notifies the Division Chair and all of the candidates of the results. This position has a 2-year term. CURRENT: Jenahvive Morgan (

Director: At Large – Those elected to these positions are assigned duties by the Division Chair, usually to work on standing or ad hoc committees of the WIED. This position has a 2-year term. CURRENT: Lily Wang (

Thanks for considering submitting a nomination.

Engineering PLUS stEm PEER (Practitioners Enhancing Engineering Regionally) Academy

Application Deadline: March 20, 2023

stEm PEERs will engage in a 2-year professional development and research experience to support the design and implementation of an engineering-focused Implementation Project at their home institutions, with the institution’s support. PEERs will have the opportunity to learn and engage with program experts, researchers and practitioners. Throughout the 2-year engagement, participants will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the challenges and successful strategies guiding the transformation of our national Engineering landscape. PEERs will utilize data and assessment to inform not only their specific implementation project but also to support their synergistic program efforts at their respective institutions and beyond. PEERs will also be guided and supported to submit project outcomes as publications to LSAMP, ASEE and/or the National INCLUDES Network to inform future broadening participation collaborations. PEERs will launch a growing national community of engineering education equity leaders.

Additionally, each program participant will receive a $1,000 stipend to support their participation and continued engagement in this effort. We are seeking mid-career education professionals with a minimum of five years of related experience.

The stEm PEER Academy will investigate the following topics:

  • Understanding the Engineering Education Pathway Landscape with emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Models and interventions that work for women and BIPOC students to enroll and facilitate degree attainment
  • Building partnerships/engagement of stakeholders
  • Planning, implementing and assessing, and scaling the Implementation Project

Key Dates for Applications:
Open: December 1, 2022
Deadline: March 20, 2023
Notification: Accepted applicants will be notified no later than April 10th, 2023

2023 Institute:
Orientation: Attend a virtual Orientation, Tuesday April 18th, 2023.
Institute: 10-1pm ET on May 23, May 24, May 30, May 31, June 6, June 7
Monthly: Attend virtual ½ day sessions and complete program updates (July 2023 – May 2024)

For additional information please contact Claire Duggan,

The Edge: Fostering Inclusion & Belonging For All

Through 2023, The Lokhorst Group is releasing information and publications related to inclusion and belonging in engineering education and the engineering workplace. The publication is “The Edge”, a new book in progress. You are free to review and incorporate these resources at your pace.

The Edge:
Elevating diversity, belonging and inclusion by inspiring a new way of creating knowledge that is transformational, motivational and authentic.

About Katherina:
Dr. Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (hon) an award-winning social science researcher and educator in mechanical engineering at the University of British Columbia, is a passionate leader in self-regulation and policy. Katherina’s technical specializations include aircraft design, manufacturing processes and project management. Dedicated to creating an increasingly inclusive culture in engineering, Katherina applies her mastery of
interdisciplinary studies by developing policies and delivering courses that instil learners at all levels with a deep understanding of the impact of technology on society and a passion
to make the world a better place for all.

The Edge