Engaging Black Men and Black Women in the Breadth of Engineering: A Workshop
Sponsored by the U.S. National Academies – Sciences – Engineering – Medicine
Join the Roundtable on Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine for the next public workshop that will examine how engaging in engineering disciplines can lead to generational success in the Black community through educational attainment and social mobility. The workshop will highlight the lived experiences of Black engineers from early education through their careers, the impact of pursuing engineering as a conduit for socioeconomic mobility, and how engineering and engineering professionals can better partner with Black community organizations to support community needs and the increase of Black men and women entering engineering career pathways.
Primary objectives of the workshop include:
Spotlight the lived experiences of Black engineers from diverse backgrounds; Explore opportunities for academic institutions, affinity associations, and other groups to cultivate a culture of anti-Black racism, belonging, and inclusion; Highlight the breadth of career pathways and opportunities available for Black people interested in engineering and the impact of engineering on personal and community socioeconomic mobility; and Investigate best practices and structural interventions for engaging with Black community organizations to address community needs and make pursuing careers in engineering more accessible.