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ENGender 2016: Increasing gender equity in engineering education

The ENGender workshop, which will be held at the Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida on March 6-8, 2016, explores the pathways for institutional cultural shifts needed to increase the number of undergraduate women in engineering, and propose a platform to implement this transformation.

Hosted by Northeastern University
Sponsored by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust in Cooperation with the American Society for Engineering Education

Welcoming Remarks will be provided by Nadine Aubry, Dean of the College of Engineering at Northeastern University and member of the National Academy of Engineering


Monday, March 7

Building on Recent Work: ASEE & TUEE on Reducing the Gender Gap

  • Ashok Agrawal, Managing Director - Professional Services, Director - External Affairs, ASEE
  • Teri Reed, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs for Engineering at Texas A & M University

Revisiting Switching and Persistence in STEM

  • Morning Keynote Speaker: Elaine Seymour, Director Emerita, E&ER, Fellow, Center for STEM Learning, University of Colorado Boulder Ethnography & Evaluation Research
  • Interactive sessions focusing on the recruitment and retention of women in engineering

Shaping Institutional Change: Understanding the Change Process through a New Framework

  • Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Adrianna Kezar, Professor of Higher Education, University of Southern California
  • Interactive sessions focusing on change management


Tuesday, March 8

Optimal Systems for Change: Building Communities of Transformation

  • In the morning, attendees will form institutional component groups (e.g., curriculum, faculty, support services) and develop an outline for areas that need to be included in a comprehensive model. Groups will report out in front of all attendees and receive feedback, prior to brainstorming an agenda on how to move this initiative forward.