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 from academia, industry, and government to tap into the expertise of NAMEPA Thought Leaders on topics ranging from program development, data management, program assessment, broadening participation, cultural competency, government affairs, and more. NAMEPA Thought Leaders can be available for presentations, lectures, webinars, and speeches by request through the NAMEPA website.
Northern Illinois University will host the first NAMEPA Speakers Bureau event titled “Broadening Contexts to Broaden Participation in Engineering” on February 19, 2016 featuring Dr. Morgan Hynes, Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University, Director of the FACE Lab research group, and NAMEPA Thought Leader on Pre-College Engagement. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Hynes will present his hypothesis that current engineering education outreach activities have done a great job at appealing to students’ situational interests, but not such a great job at appealing to diverse students’ personal interests. The presentation will include discussion of data from a study on students’ interests and understandings of engineering, a framework for engineering activities that integrate students’ personal interests, and rich examples of such activities. For more details view the event flyer.
To request Dr. Hynes or any NAMEPA Thought Leaders, please go to the NAMEPA Speaker’s Bureau Request Form.