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Diversity

Diversity Goals

  • To provide career information about engineering and encourage pre-college minority youth to continue their studies in math and science.
  • To recruit students from diverse populations for majors in engineering.
  • To provide academic and “networking” support for currently enrolled minority engineering students.
  • To assist in retention by maintaining a Minority Engineering Study Center.

 

Organizations

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
The mission of NSBE is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and who positively impact the community.

Activities:
  • Career Days (for female and minority high school students)
  • Outreach program (for students in Black Achievers Engin. Cluster)
  • Mentoring
  • Presentations by alumni
  • Summer enrichment program (INSPIRE)
  • Career development
  • Receptions for incoming students
  • Scholarships and book awards
  • Community service
  • Annual Awards Banquet
Contact Information:
  • Program Director: Prof. Brenda Hart, Director of Student Affairs
  • Email Brenda Hart
  • Phone:  (502) 852-0440

 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
SWE is a national organization which was created in 1950 to help women succeed as engineers. SWE also reaches out to young females to generate interest in engineering through K-12 programs. SWE is not solely composed of females in engineering; there are non-engineering and male members as well!

Goals:
  • To provide career information about engineering and encourage pre-college young women to continue their studies in math and science.
  • To provide career information, academic and “networking” support for currently enrolled female engineering students.
Activities:
  • Career Days (for young women in high school)
  • Alumni contact programs
  • Mentoring
  • Summer enrichment program (INSPIRE)
  • Receptions for incoming students
  • Sleepover for incoming students (July) - View photos from this event.
  • Scholarships and book awards
  • Career development
  • Community service
Contact Information:
  • Program Director: Prof. Brenda Hart, Director of Student Affairs
  • Email Brenda Hart
  • Phone:  (502) 852-0440

 

Special Events

A Panel Discussion
The Speed School Diversity Committee presents a panel discussion exploring "Women Entering Academia" on Thursday, April 1st from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Vogt 314. Learn more about the panel discussion.
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