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.
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 listeners! 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.