The Leadership through Engineering Academic Diversity (LEAD) Program provides programs and services to support the academic, professional and social success and retention of multicultural, international and women students in engineering.
Category: Diversity and Inclusion
After being singled out as the only girl in an electricity class her first year of high school, Erin Mitchell swore she would never pursue a career in the STEM field. Now, a decade later, she works as an industrial engineer for Collins Aerospace in Melbourne, Florida. Mitchell, an alumna of Iowa State University’s industrial … Continue reading Inspiring young women to pursue STEM careers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) with the Iowa State University College of Engineering is working to cultivate shared experiences, build lasting relationships and empower women through the SWEster (swee-ster) mentorship program.
After a successful year of leading and connecting faculty and staff around campus at Iowa State University, Cardinal Women*, a university group specifically for people identifying as women who are cisgender, trans, of trans experience, etcetera, has selected a new team on campus with contagious and inspiring energies. Stacey Ross, Graduate Admissions Coordinator in … Continue reading ECpE’s Cardinal Woman: Stacey Ross
Tumaini Mwangangi, a sophomore in computer engineering at Iowa State University, recently placed as a finalist in a fellows program for a nonprofit organization called Code2040, a program committed to the representation of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy. “Code2040 is a program that focuses on getting Latinx and African-American students into the … Continue reading CprE sophomore Mwangangi sparks innovation in the tech industry as finalist for Code2040
Abby Gries, a senior in aerospace engineering, is joining a prestigious cohort of women undergraduates in being awarded a scholarship from the Women in Aerospace Foundation (WIA). With each recipient given a unique award, Gries will be receiving the AIAA Digital Avionics Scholarship.
Food production systems could become more environmentally sustainable and K-12 students could become more educated about it as part of a new research project. A team of Iowa State University researchers, led by mechanical engineering (ME) associate professor Mark Mba-Wright, recently received a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project … Continue reading ISU researchers to study blockchain technology to improve sustainability in food markets
Researchers from four Midwestern research universities – including Iowa State – are joining forces to promote faculty success for women of color and women with family responsibilities in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Their project is supported by a three-year, $996,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
Thousands of new students are beginning their Cyclone Engineering adventure this week, creating new friendships, memories and preparing for their careers. Clayton Johnson, an engineering academic adviser and leader of the learning community for undecided engineering majors, sees these first few weeks as a critical time to begin the conversation on race, diversity, inclusivity and multiculturalism.
This summer marked the 7th cohort of APEXE, or the Academic Program for EXcellence for Engineers. APEXE gives incoming Iowa State engineering students the opportunity to experience the life of a Cyclone Engineer – and to increase the success rate of multicultural, first-year engineering students. APEXE is a component of the university-wide APEX program and is a collaboration between the College of Engineering and the Dean of Students Multicultural Student Affairs Office.
If what is old is new again, is there a way to make ancient grains new to 21st-century taste buds?
Kurt Rosentrater, executive director of the Distillers Grains Technology Council and associate professor at Iowa State University’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering (ISU ABE) is exploring this question with help from a group of six students from southern France.
Katie Friesen was recently awarded the Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) 2019 Rising Star award, making her the first grad student to ever receive the award. The prestigious award recognizes early career professionals who have made significant contributions in service and scholarship that advance our understanding of leadership education, leadership development and leadership studies. Friesen, … Continue reading Making leadership strides: Engineering Student Services grad assistant named 2019 Rising Star