TECAID is Transforming Engineering Culture to Advance Inclusion and Diversity.

TECAID Wins 2017 NSF Video Showcase Facilitator’s Choice Award!

For an overview of the TECAID project, check out this 3 minute, award-wining video! In this overview video we discuss the goals, activities, participants, outcomes, and resources.

TECAID Project Leadership Team

The TECAID Principal Investigators, and the institutions represented, include:

  • Diane Matt (Original PI), Past Executive Director, Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)
  • Gretal Leibnitz (Current PI), Research Consultant, Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)
  • Tom Perry (Original Co-PI), Emeritus Director of Engineering Education, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
  • Aisha Lawrey (Current Co-PI), Director of Engineering Education, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
  • Klod Kokini (Original and Current Co-PI) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, Purdue University

In addition to the PI Team, the TECAID project would not have been possible without the expertise and skill of our Subject Matter Experts The Kardia Group and External Evaluator the University of Washington Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE). For best possible results, we believe that all organizational change efforts should be informed by subject matter expertise and evaluation.

TECAID’s Participants

Faculty, chairs, and staff from Mechanical Engineering departments across the U.S.—worked together intensively to gain the knowledge, skills, strategies, and awareness most relevant to advancing inclusion and diversity in the complex academic environment.

TECAID began in October 2014 and is still underway

  • The participant-engagement portion of the project is now complete.
  • The Project Team is currently developing project resources and dissemination materials to share significant project learnings, outputs, and outcomes.
These pages provide background information about the TECAID project. Additional project resources will be shared on this site as they become available.

Coming Soon!

I wish every ME faculty member in the US could attend this!
- TECAID Participant
Our participation in TECAID provided us with tools and training to start working on diversity and inclusion. In hindsight, I realize that before TECAID I was severely lacking in the tools and knowledge for such a change. Now, a new world has been opened up for us, and I can see how this change can happen.
- TECAID Participant
I make sure I tell people that this is not just a TECAID project; it is a long-term culture change. I want us to keep talking about these issues.
- TECAID Participant
These topics are now part of my daily life. I cannot ignore them. That pretty much says it all.
- TECAID Participant