Dr. James Jones Receives NAMEPA Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award

The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. James “Jim” Jones as the 2016 NAMEPA Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award recipient. An avid supporter of diversity, equity and inclusion at Purdue University, Dr. Jones serves as the main advisor for all Black/African-American mechanical engineering students. He[…]

Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein Receives NAMEPA Wings to Succeed Award

The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein as a 2016 NAMEPA Wings to Succeed Award recipient. Since 2013, Dr. Lowenstein has served as Senior Advisor and Futurist to The Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America (ASTRA), collaborating as a Featured Contributor[…]

Michele Lezama Receives NAMEPA Wings to Succeed Award

The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) is pleased to announce the selection of Michele Lezama as a 2016 NAMEPA Wings to Succeed Award recipient. Michele Lezama is the immediate past Executive Director of The National GEM Consortium, a 501c(3) organization, founded at the University of Notre Dame, dedicated to increasing the number[…]

Hot Topic: A new model for thinking about … and talking about … engineering student support centers

Though engineering student support centers (ESSCs) have common goals, the methods ESSCs use to reach these goal and the ways they define “success” often varies.  This variability has sometimes made it difficult to think about ESSCs collectively and may have hampered the ability to communicate about results or engage in strategic planning. A common language[…]

Hot Topic: The Impact of Discrimination

For my first article, I have selected a recent neuroscience article that discusses the lasting, negative cumulative impact of discrimination on the body.  The researchers describe a concrete, physical mechanism that contributes to the poorer health often seen in communities of color. As the authors state in the article: “There’s a fair amount of research[…]

NAMEPA Speakers Bureau

The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) has established the NAMEPA Speakers Bureau, a collection of thought leaders on cultivating diversity and inclusion in engineering from around the country.  NAMEPA is a broad network of the nations foremost scholars, lecturers, researchers, and practitioners in diversity.  The newly established Speakers Bureau will allow professionals[…]