TECAID Mechanical Engineering
Department Teams

Teams of faculty, chairs and staff from five university Mechanical Engineering departments were selected to participate in TECAID’s professional development activities.

Michigan Technological University Team

Michigan Technological University Team

Michelle Miller, C.K. Choi, Diane Matt (WEPAN), Greg Odegard, Nancy Barr, Bill Predebon

Interview: Nancy Barr (Michigan Technological University) (11:46): Managing Conflict Constructively
In this interview, Diane Matt (the original TECAID PI from WEPAN), explores constructive dissonance (i.e. management of conflict in a constructive manner) in a way that supports the goals of the department team project.

Oregon State University Team

Oregon State University Team

Diane Matt (WEPAN), Ellen Momsen, Rob Stone, Brady Gibbons, Kendra Sharp, Karl Haapala.

Interview: Rob Stone (Oregon State University) (9:41): Critical Resources for Leading DEI Department Culture Change

In this interview, Diane Matt (the original TECAID PI from WEPAN), explores the value of understanding resources and leaders within the academic institution that supports the goals of the department team project.

Purdue University Team

Purdue University Team

Jim Jones, George Chiu, Diane Matt (WEPAN), Patricia Davies, Anil Bajaj.
Not pictured: Nicole Key.

Texas Tech University Team

Texas Tech University Team

Ed Anderson, Diane Matt (WEPAN), James Yang, Audra Morse.
Not pictured: Jenny Qiu, Charlotte Dunham, Gordon Christopher.

University of Oklahoma Team

University of Oklahoma Team

Cengiz Altan, Diane Matt (WEPAN), Zahed Siddique, Dave Baldwin.
Not pictured: Wilson Merchan-Merchan, Rebecca Norris.

Interview: Zahed Siddique (The University of Oklahoma) (11:59): The Role of Formal Leadership in Team Project Success

In this interview, Diane Matt (the original TECAID PI from WEPAN), explores the value of formal leadership support and strategies for sustaining culture change to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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With this award, the WEPAN Board of Directors expresses its deep appreciation for the efforts and accomplishments of each TECAID team. Their commitment as individuals to inclusion and diversity, in addition to their leadership of department initiatives to build inclusive environments for students, faculty and staff is unique among engineering departments and deserves high recognition. WEPAN appreciates their commitment and celebrates their achievements.”

– In recognition of their outstanding achievements, WEPAN presented its 2016 President’s Award to TECAID’s five Mechanical Engineering (ME) department teams.