December 8, 2023
We have learned a great deal in the last 30 years about how to make STEM workplaces more inclusive and diverse, yet data shows that both the rate and degree of change fall short of where we should be. We will look at ways to reframe the issues, along with best practices from research that can help us make our STEM environments ones that not only reflect the diversity of our country, but which also support the success of everyone.
Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter is Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering at Campbell University and Immediate Past President of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She is an expert on issues of innovative STEM curricula and diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. Dr. Carpenter is one of four recipients awarded the 2022 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education from the National Academy of Engineering, for her contributions as one of the pioneers of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program. She received the 2023 ABET Claire Felbinger Award for Diversity and Inclusion, the 2019 ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education, and the 2018 Founders Award from WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network). She is past President of WEPAN and past First Vice President of the Mathematical Association of America. In 2015 DreamBox Learning selected her as one of 10 Women in STEM Who Rock! for her advocacy and her TEDx talk, “Engineering: Where are the Girls and Why Aren’t They Here?”