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 Recognition 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.