October 19 - 21, 2023
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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An Honest Conversation about DEI in 2023

Oct 20 2023
11:35 AM - 12:50 PM

This presentation will discuss how we as human beings and STEM professionals must decide how we want to respond to what has happened and how we want to move forward. Calls to improve our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have coincided with the call to update our overall engineering curriculum. Over the years, several initiatives have been launched to address such issues, which primarily attempted to address perceived inadequacies in underrepresented students. However, scarce efforts have been developed to address the engineering culture and the systemic factors that have limited the full participation of women and people of color in engineering. Furthermore, few of us in STEM fields have the knowledge, skills, or ability to productively engage with social injustice issues leading to marginalization and social unrest.

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