Engineering PLUS News & Events

New England Regional Hub Convening

The New England Regional Hub of the Engineering PLUS NSF INCLUDES Alliance will be hosting its inaugural convening virtually on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th FROM 10AM TO 2PM ET.

We are inviting representatives (Faculty and Administrators) from  New England Engineering Schools and Community Colleges to engage in this convening as the first step to develop a regional community of practice to increase the diversity of the undergraduate and graduate student populations that enroll in engineering and persist to graduation. The event will allow attending institutions to learn about the benefits of becoming a member of the New England Regional Hub while also networking with regional partner institutions and sharing ideas, experiences and opportunities to increase diversity in graduate and undergraduate education. To learn more about the event, view the FLYER.

Please register to attend this event.

If you would like additional information, please contact Richard Harris (Lead of Key Performance Strategy 3 Regional Hubs) at or Luis Frias (Program Manager) at .

2022 CoNECD Conference

Richard Harris (Lead of Key Performance Strategy 3 Regional Hubs) presented at the 2022 The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) Conference that was held in New Orleans, Louisiana from February 20-23. The CoNECD Conference is a forum that is dedicated to research and practices to enhance diversity and inclusion of all underrepresented populations in the engineering and computer fields and/or professions. The 3-day conference included many individuals from universities across the nation to come together to discuss topics via workshops, such as inclusivity of virtual spaces, practices for women mentors in engineering, culturally relevant curriculum, supporting faculty enhancing diversity and inclusion, cultivating an equitable and inclusive scholarly community and a myriad of other DEI topics. Richard’s presentation emphasized four major strategies and pledges, from the ASEE Diversity Recongnition Program, to increase, retain and graduate a significant number of underrepresented students within the engineering majors and the recruitment of diverse faculty. The poster highlighted a number of Northeastern’s programs including STARS Fellowships for prospective PhD students, as well as upcoming conferences including the New England Future Faculty Workshop and the Women of Color in the Academy, hosted by our ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development.

View Richard’s CoNECD Poster:


Apply to the 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 a Capstone 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 transformation of our national Engineering landscape.

To learn more about this program, please visit this page:

To view the flyer: View stEm Peer Academy Flyer

Apply Here:


Engineering PLUS Announcements

The Engineering PLUS (Partnerships Launching Underrepresented Students) NSF INCLUDES Alliance was awarded on August 15, 2021.  To learn about the award, please see the Engineering PLUS NSF Announcement or read the Northeastern University College of Engineering article here.

NSF INCLUDES Alliance Engineering PLUS (Partnerships Launching Underrepresented Students). This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under award HRD-2119930. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.