This episode is a conversation with Mike McMeekin, Executive Director of Engineering Change Lab (ECL) USA. We speak at great length about insights shared at ECL-USA's Summit 9 that were focused on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). We discuss key takeaways from talks by three provocateurs and summit outcomes in the form of levers for change that you can put into practice in your organization NOW!
In recent months, more people have been asking questions about what they can do to work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion in engineering education. Well now, there's a playbook for you. This episode is a conversation with Dr. Carlotta Berry, a co-founder of BlackinEngineering.org, and Dr. Audrey Bowden and Dr. Cullen Buie, two faculty members who led the development of the group's Call to Action for becoming an anti-racist university. We discuss many of the "hows" and "whys" of change and the life or death imperative for equity and inclusion in engineering research and problem solving.
In this episode, I speak with Ann Gulley, Tutor Coordinator in the Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University, about Process-Driven Math - her team's novel method of teaching and assessing mathematics in a way that reduces barriers for students with and without disabilities. We also spend a bit of time talking about very practical aspects of education such as how standards are (or should be) set and creating tutoring programs that are supportive of and equitably engage students from all backgrounds and identities.
What does social justice have to do with engineering? For all who are wondering, tune in for the answer. In this episode, I speak with Dr. Donna Riley, the Kamyar Haghighi Head of the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, about a number of topics including: convergent research approaches for solving societal challenges, connections between climate justice and social justice, and how societal inequities translate to inequities in engineering education (and vice versa).
What does it mean to be hypervisible yet invisible? And how does that impact engineering education and the outcomes of engineering planning and design? In this episode, I speak with Dr. James Holly, Jr., Assistant Professor of Urban STEM Education at Wayne State University, and Chanel Beebe, Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, and we answer those questions. In particular, we speak about how to make sure storytelling and listening are intentional in order to effect positive change.
Why do many diversity efforts fail? Because they are DIVERSITY efforts. Like medications that deal only with symptoms, diversity efforts only address things at the surface and don't get at the roots to deal with the diseases that cause the inequities we see in engineering education and practice. Join me for this first "Soapbox" episode in which my co-producer and I share insights that delineate justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion along with strategies for shifting gears to focus on efforts that will lead to sustainable change.
Join us for another Q&A episode where my co-producer and I answer questions from audience members! Check out Episode 17 to find out how we respond to questions about challenging inequities without being perceived as a threat, exemplars for innovating in engineering curricula, and whether industry or academia should be at the forefront of driving change.
This is a continuation of our Season 1, Episode 4 conversation with Dr. Monica F. Cox. This time we dive into her book, Demystifying the Engineering Ph.D., to learn about people's motivations for and experiences in pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering, how this varies depending on work sector, and how to emerge mentally and physically whole in the wake of challenges encountered in academia.
Have you ever wondered why we have not seen large-scale, sustainable change in diversity, equity, and inclusion in engineering education? This brief "welcome" episode introduces the concepts behind Engineering Change, setting the stage for the exciting, informative conversations to come.
In this episode, Dr. Sossena Wood and I discuss her experiences in not just finding, but making community in her undergraduate and graduate programs, and how this often extends beyond the campus. We also talk about the importance of inclusion in engineering research and how diverse perspectives improved neuroimaging solutions in her research lab.
In this episode, Dr. Michael Milligan and I discuss the importance of inclusive problem solving to the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, gender disparities in engineering education and practice, and the importance of leaders who walk the talk when it comes to matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Dr. Monica F. Cox and I tackle a number of topics regarding the experiences of Blacks in engineering education. These include: the need for advocates and allies who are not threatened by the possibility of losing their privilege, being labeled an angry Black woman, and the importance of being able to speak truth to power. We also spend a bit of time discussing media as a tool for change.
In this episode, Dr. Karl Reid and I discuss how three fundamental strategies - attitude shifts, behavior shifts, and connection shifts - lead to increased student success. Rather than focus solely on students, we spend a bit of time discussing how faculty, staff, and administrators can apply these strategies to create more inclusive education institutions and programs.
This conversation with Javian Pierson illuminates internships, professional development, and mentoring from an undergraduate engineering student's perspective. We spend a bit of time talking about the transition from university to industry, and in particular, from HBCU culture to corporate culture.
This is the first of our new Q&A episodes where my co-producer and I answer questions from you - our audience! Check out Episode 7 to find out how we respond to questions about inclusion in remote work and learning environments, the impact of biology on the underrepresentation of women in engineering, and how tutors can contribute to an inclusive climate.
In Summer 2020 I joined forces with my colleagues, Dr. Jeremy Waisome and Dr. Kyla McMullen, hosts of Modern Figures Podcast, to produce three live joint podcast episodes that were simulcast on social media. This is the first Engineering Change with Modern Figures episode with guests Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull, Dr. Claudia Rankins, Dr. Monica F. Cox, and Dr. Marcia Allen Owens, JD.
This is the second Engineering Change with Modern Figures episode with colleagues and co-hosts Dr. Jeremy Waisome and Dr. Kyla McMullen. Our guests - Dr. Amy E. Slaton, Dr. Colleen Lewis, and Dr. Claire Horner-Devine - a dynamic group of women whose work advances equity and inclusion for women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in engineering and computing.
This is the third and final Engineering Change with Modern Figures episode from Summer 2020 with colleagues and co-hosts Dr. Jeremy Waisome and Dr. Kyla McMullen. Our guests - Dr. Bev Watford, Dr. Stephanie G. Adams, and Dr. Reggie DesRoches - are indeed leaders who are trailblazers for underrepresented people of color in not only engineering education, but also higher education more broadly.