Engineering PLUS stEm PEER (Practitioners Enhancing Engineering Regionally) Academy

stEm PEERs will engage in a 2-year professional development and research experience to support the design and implementation of an engineering-focused Implementation Project at their home institutions, with the institution’s support. PEERs will have the opportunity to learn and engage with program experts, researchers and practitioners. Throughout the 2-year engagement, participants will deepen their knowledge and understanding of the challenges and successful strategies guiding the transformation of our national Engineering landscape. PEERs will utilize data and assessment to inform not only their specific implementation project but also to support their synergistic program efforts at their respective institutions and beyond. PEERs will also be guided and supported to submit project outcomes as publications to LSAMP, ASEE and/or the National INCLUDES Network to inform future broadening participation collaborations. PEERs will launch a growing national community of engineering education equity leaders.

Additionally, each program participant will receive a $1,000 stipend to support their participation and continued engagement in this effort. We are seeking mid-career education professionals with a minimum of five years of related experience. 

The stEm PEER Academy will investigate the following topics:

  1. Understanding the Engineering Education Pathway Landscape with emphasis on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  2. Models and interventions that work for women and BIPOC students to enroll and facilitate degree attainment
  3. Building partnerships/engagement of stakeholders
  4. Planning, implementing and assessing, and scaling the Implementation Project

Key Dates
Applications:
Open:
December 1, 2022
Deadline: March 20, 2023
Notification: Accepted applicants will be notified no later than April 10th, 2023

2023 Institute:
Orientation:
Attend a virtual Orientation, Tuesday April 18th, 2023.
Institute: 10-1pm ET on May 23, May 24, May 30, May 31, June 6, June 7
Monthly: Attend virtual ½ day sessions and complete program updates (July 2023 – May 2024)

Required Documents:
Resume, Two (2) Recommendations, and Essay in response to the following question: “What is one evidence-based strategy or program that you believe has the potential to be most beneficial for this population of students? How could you implement this strategy or program to your own institution?”