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Professional Development Webinars

WEPAN webinars focus on topics relevant to creating inclusive cultures in engineering. Our purpose is to significantly increase knowledge of key issues and to encourage all participants to lead implementation of best and promising practices that will advance diverse communities of women in engineering in academic and workplace settings.


Webinar Name



Sep 30,



ASEE MIND: How to Write a Winning Best Paper   Don Newsome, Ph.D. Walter Lee, Ph.D.

March 1, 2016

Unintended Bias: Recognizing and Reducing Unintended Bias in the Engineering Classroom

 Stephanie Goodwin, Ph.D. (Wright State University); Kelly J. Cross, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Jan 26, 2016

Building Bridges from College to Career


 Lisa Abrams, Ph.D.

Robin Schribman

 May 19, 2015

Creating a Positive Climate for Learning: Dealing with Incivility and Conflict in the Classroom 

Mark Chesler, Ph.D.; Alford Young Jr., Ph.D. & Joanna Millunchick, Ph.D. (Michigan State University) 
April 22, 2015 

STEMming the Confidence Gap: Mitigating Social Judgement and Isolation

 Pooja Sankar, (CEO) & Jessica Gilmartin (CBO) (Piazza Technologies) David Gries, Ph.D. (Cornell)

April 9, 2015

Active Learning: ‘Live’ and Online 

Rebecca Brent, ED.D. (Education Designs, Inc.) & Richard Felder, Ph.D. (North Carolina State Un.) 
 March 25, 2015

Counteracting Stereotype Threat: Research-based Tools & Tactics

  Catherine Good, Ph.D. (Baruch College, CUNY)

March 3, 2015

  Academic Coaching:
Empowering Women and Allies

Jennifer Groh, Ph.D.


Feb 19, 2015

The Power of Personal Vision: Linking Undergraduate Engineering Education and Professional Persistence 

Kathleen Buse, Ph.D. & Diana Bilimoria, Ph.D. (Case Western)

Jan 27, 2015

  DiscoverE New Resources
and Ideas for 2015

Thea Sahr
Liezl Perez Schewe
Gina Higby

Nov 20, 2014

Thriving vs. Surviving: A Four-Frame Model for Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment 

Beth Holloway, Ph.D. (Purdue University) 


Oct 28, 2014

Engineering Self-Efficacy: What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Encourage it! 

 Margaret Beier, Ph.D., (Rice University) Jack Lesko, Ph.D. & Catherine Amelink, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech)

Aug 25, 2014

How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

 Susan Ambrose, D.A. (Northeastern University)

April 16, 2014

Male Allies Moving the
Gender Equity Needle

Canan Bilen-Green
Thomas Stone Carlson
Roger Green
Christi McGeorge

Nov 19, 2013

Go Beyond "Add Women and Stir":
Improve Gender Equity in Your Organization

Patricia Deyton
Isaura Gaeta
Beth Holloway

Oct 29, 2013

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Rose Pringle,  Ph.D.
Lily Gossage

May 23, 2013

The Myth:
Pink and Blue Brains

Lise Eliot, Ph.D.

May 9, 2013


The Climate Survey: A Tool for Institutionalizing Diversity Work


Chris Anderson (Michigan Technological University), Lilly Gossage, Ph.D. (California State University, Long Beach)

April 24, 2013

Start Smart Salary Negotiation

Kate C. Farrar

March 7, 2013

 Active Learning and
Retaining Female Engineering Students

Richard M. Felder
Rebecca Brent

Feb 21, 2013

Graduating to a Pay Gap

Lisa Maatz
Christianne Corbett

Nov 14, 2012

You Can't Graduate Them if
You Don't Admit Them:
Using Modeling Techniques to
Inform Admissions Policy

Beth Holloway
P.K. Imbrie, Ph.D.
Teri Reed, Ph.D.

May 8, 2012

Stereotype Threat
and the Nature and Nurture of Intelligence

Joshua Aronson, Ph.D.

March 27, 2012

Some Here, More There:
What Attracts Women to Engineering Majors?

Elizabeth Litzler, Ph.D

Feb 23, 2012

Implicit Bias:
The Power of Automatic,
Unintended Mindsets

Fred Smyth, Ph.D

Jan 24, 2012

Why Smart People Suffer from
the Impostor Syndrome
and How to Thrive in It

Valerie Young, Ph.D.

Nov 18, 2011

By the Numbers: Focusing Your Recruitment Relationships Using ASEE's Data Mining Tool  Barbara Holt (Ohio State University), Michael Gibbons (ASEE)

Nov 10, 2011

Stemming the Tide:
Why Women Leave Engineering 

Nadya Fouad, Ph.D.
Romila Singh, Ph.D.

 Oct 25, 2011

Mentoring Millennials:
Evolving Practices for
Guiding a New Generation
of Women Engineers 
to Career Success 


 David Porush, Ph.D.

 Sep 22, 2011

Identity & Persistence in STEM:
Why it is Important to Think About How
Women and Girls See Themselves in
Science and Engineering

Marie Claire Shanahan, Ph.D. 

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