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(Virtual event) From the classroom to the boardroom: Tackling diversity in engineering, 5:00 pm Pacific

Event Details

Wed, February 17, 2021
05:00PM - 06:00PM
Registration Period:
Ms. Catherine McMillan

With a world population closing in on 8 billion people, engineering is positioned to play a major role in addressing the innumerable challenges that impact all aspects of our lives. Yet engineers make up less than 1% of the adult workforce in the U.S. The number of women getting engineering degrees, while still small, is growing. Black engineers, among other groups, remain significantly underrepresented on campuses, in labs, and in industry.

In an event focused on diversifying engineering education, Stanford lecturer Anthony Kinslow II (MS ’15, PhD ’19) will moderate a conversation with mechanical engineer Sheri Sheppard, the Richard W. Weiland Professor in the Stanford School of Engineering, and anthony antonio (MS ’93), associate professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

In this discussion, Sheppard and antonio will explore issues of access to the field of engineering from high school to college and beyond. They will share research on changes needed in how engineering is taught, how it is implemented in the field, and how society benefits. 

This event kicks off Stanford Engineering’s new four-part faculty speaker series titled Engineering For All. The series aims to explore how engineering can become more inclusive in education and in design. This event is co-presented by the Stanford Graduate School of Education.


A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants on 2/17. Registration will close on 2/16 at 11:59 pm PT. This event will be live captioned and recorded. If you need a disability-related accommodation, please contact Jeannie Meyer by 2/10.

Questions may be submitted for consideration ahead of the event, using this google form.

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