|2016 Forum Track Two|
Track 2: Corporate and University Inclusion Initiatives
Keynote Plenary Panel
An open discussion between corporate and university partners about best practices in corporate recruiting, engagement, and retention of women in manufacturing and engineering roles. Can we apply the best principles used by universities to engage first- year students to engage first-time interns or young full-time engineers? Are there other similarities?
This presentation highlights a corporate change process that addressed the issues that limited the ability to recruit and hire more diverse candidates. Chevron will address the key factors leading to a more centralized hiring process and the positive results towards increased inclusion across business units and in the hiring process.
This interactive practitioner workshop showcases a successful model for collaboration between industry and academia yielding dynamic multifaceted outcomes and serving multiple audiences. Corporate partners strategically generate a pipeline for diverse technical talent optimizing likelihood for retention and advancement. Undergraduate students engage in dynamic experiential learning complemented by semester-long professional development.
REACH for Commercialization is a workshop series for women faculty inventors. Entrepreneurship remains a highly gendered endeavor. We address this gap with four workshop themes: Visioning Impact from Research; Learning the Landscape; Building a Team; and Understanding the Funding Lifecycle. Benefits of REACH are: interdisciplinary collaboration; exposure to campus leadership; helping the Technology Commercialization Office understand needs of female inventors; rewarding entrepreneurship.
This session will share promising mentoring practices for the transition of undergraduate and graduate students into long-term engineering careers in industry or academia. Participants will have time to share program design, impact(s) of those programs, and the extent to which promising practices can be used to advance mentoring programs.
The goal of this workshop is to identify barriers to educational persistence of women in STEM and discuss the essential role that community colleges, in partnership with universities, engineering employers, and professional organizations, can play in overcoming those barriers.
This conversation focuses on the fundamental role top R&D management and male employees play to effectively manage gender diversity within corporate R&D settings. Superior understanding of gender differences impacting technical workforces is required to design R&D environments that are appealing to a broader set of science and engineering talent.
This BiasBusters @ University Workshop is a Carnegie Mellon/Google Collaboration to address unconscious bias and transfer the experience from a corporate to an academic environment. Join us for an introduction to the development of BiasBusters @ CMU with the goal of helping you start your own BiasBusters program at your home institution.
This interactive workshop will engage participants to understand and consider using the weekly, one-hour “Power Hour” format and topics that promote professional development and community building for students. Power Hours can enable corporate sponsors and industry professionals to engage in meaningful dialogues with students and support diversity and inclusion initiatives