Broadening Participation in Chemical Engineering: Outreach Efforts that Work

  • Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
  • Year: 2017
  • Proceeding: 2017 Annual Meeting
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis Convention Center
  • Time:
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 3:15pm-5:15pm
Otero-Gephardt, Z., Rowan University
O'Brien, D., Group Manager, Jacobs Consultancy
Akpa, B. S., North Carolina State University
Mededovic Thagard, S., Clarkson University
Bayles, T., University of Pittsburgh

Significantly broadening participation in chemical engineering is essential to finding the opportunities in 21st century challenges. This session is an interactive panel discussion highlighting creative approaches to reach and retain underrepresented students. The panelists will present their programs and demonstrate hands-on interactive activities that attendees may adapt for use in their classrooms and/or outreach efforts. Panelists will discuss the logistics associated with delivery of their programs, effective collaborations with local sections to identify, reach and retain underrepresented students, virtual program delivery and broadcasting, undergraduate student involvement in outreach, and successful approaches to including outreach in NSF grant applications. Panelists will also discuss developing student mentors and leaders, and collaborations with community partners. The session format will allow for break-out groups and discussion of diversity best practices.



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AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free
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