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Virtual Panel: Anti-Racism in Engineering Education—From Dialogue to Action

June 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event is offered at no cost to both ASEE members and non-members.

Join ASEE on Tuesday, June 16th at noon PM, MST for a virtual panel on anti-racism in engineering education, moderated by ASEE Past President Bev Watford and featuring esteemed panelists from K-12 to higher education.

In educational settings, racial discrimination affects educators, staff, and students of color, resulting in negative impacts including struggles to get equal recognition and opportunities, decreased funding, lower graduation rates, and mental health problems.

In light of recent events in the U.S., which have spotlighted the breadth, depth, and sometimes fatal consequences of institutional and individual racism on the Black community, ASEE is convening a group of panelists, from K-12 to higher education, to discuss and share resources that can help engineering educators tackle racism in their classrooms and institutions, addressing the broader contexts in which engineering is practiced.

Moderator and Panelists: 

  • Moderator: Bevlee Watford, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Director of CEED, Virginia Tech College of Engineering
  • Christopher Carr, Chief Diversity Officer, George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering
  • James L. Moore, III, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer, The Ohio State University
  • Yvette Pearson,  Associate Dean for Accreditation, Assessment and Strategic Initiatives, Rice University George R. Brown School of Engineering
  • Margaret Schultz, Administrator for Social Emotional Learning and Educational Equity, Bloomfield Hills School


June 16, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This event is offered at no cost to both ASEE members and non-members.
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