2018 The National Collaborative for Engineering Diversity (CoNECD)
The American Society for Engineering Education is pleased to announce online registration and housing are now open for:
The First Annual CONECD Conference
The Collaborative Network for Engineering and
April 29 - May 2, 2018 | Marriott Crystal City, Crystal City, VA
ASEE Members use code ASEE18 to get a $150 registration discount!
Our Goal: A transformation of our engineering workforce will not be the result of a singular focus. CoNECD will encompass the many diverse groups that comprise our engineering and computing workforce including groups based on gender (including gender identity and gender expression), race and ethnicity, disability, veterans, LGBTQ+, 1st generation and socio-economic status. The event will be April 29 - May 2.
CoNECD is a collaborative effort of the following organizations:
MIND - Minorities in Engineering Division of ASEE
NAMEPA - National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates
WEPAN - Women in Engineering ProActive Network
WIED - Women in Engineering Division of ASEE
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
· Outreach, mentoring and recruitment of diverse K-12 students
· Mentoring, innovative recruitment and retention programs for diverse groups of undergraduate and graduate students and their assessment
· Mentoring, recruitment, retention, leadership and professional development activities for diverse faculty, administrators and professionals in the engineering/computing workforce (including work/life balance and dual-career issues, listening and negotiation, workplace climate, and innovative programs supporting diversity and inclusion)
· Company/university programs, policies or reviews that impact particular diverse groups (Title IX, transgender policies, veteran integration into academic institutions) including, for example, military experience to academic recognition
· Transformative research that informs the development of impactful and forward-thinking programs and policies on issues such as intersectionality of race and gender.
· Integration of social justice into curricular and co-curricular activities
· Innovative curricular issues including inclusive pedagogies.
· Managing identity across a global landscape in K-12 outreach, recruitment, retention, and academic success strategies
· The importance of cultural relevance and history in expanding the curriculum, pedagogy, classroom design, and worker spaces in academia and corporate settings
· Understanding inclusion, equity, and diversity in the effort to broaden participation, transform institutional leadership and promote student-centered success strategies in academia
· Unleashing the invisible factors of human potential to innovate, explore the unknown and develop community centered solutions to address diversity and inclusion in industry and academia
CoNECD aims to include both researchers seeking peer-reviewed conference papers as well as practitioners. CoNECD will present a balance of basic research and development in the diversity and inclusion space as well as presentations that focus on promising practices successfully implemented in both academic and workplace environments.