ASEE MIND: A Guide to Organizing and Hosting Inclusive Events

April 11, 2017
12:00 pm


Partner Series

Last October, a group of researchers, educators and diversity experts met at Clemson for the working conference entitled, “Who’s Not at the Table?: Building Research Capacity for Underserved Communities in Engineering”. This webinar is a “don’t-miss” for anyone considering hosting a meeting, workshop, conference, or other event!

Conference organizers Julie Martin, Shannon Stefl, and Amy Slaton share what they learned about hosting an inclusive event. Webinar participants will gain ideas for setting meeting “norms” that promote a culture of trust, planning considerations for making events fully accessible to people having disabilities, budgetary necessities, and effective ways to promote networking among and full participation among attendees.,

This webinar is hosted by WEPAN ( in conjunction with the ASEE Minorities in Engineering Division.

Available to WEPAN members only. Log-in required.
Available to WEPAN members only. Log-in required.


Julie P. Martin
Associate Professor, Engineering & Science Education, Clemson

Julie holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioengineering at Clemson University. Her work focuses on advancing fundamental knowledge of social interactions that influence students' decisions to enter and persist in engineering and science, particularly underrepresented students. A major thrust of her current research program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Grant entitled, "Influence of Social Capital on Under-Represented Engineering Students' Academic and Career Decisions."

Shannon K. Stefl
Engineering & Science Education, Clemson

Shannon is a member of the Social Capital Research Group at Clemson - a team of engineering and science education researchers who are passionate about understanding the various ways social connections help students realize and achieve academic and career goals, particularly those related to STEM fields.

Amy Slaton
Professor of History, Drexel University

Amy holds a PhD in the History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught courses in the history of American science, technology, and architecture, as well as in U.S. labor history and race relations. Professor Slaton directed Drexel's Master's Program in Science, Technology and Society from 2001 to 2009 and has been a visiting associate professor at Haverford College.

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