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.  In addition, participants will utilize data and assessment to inform not only their specific CAPSTONE projects but to support and inform implementation of synergistic program efforts at their respective institutions and beyond. PEERs will 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 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 Capstone project.


Key Dates

Applications: Open January 17, 2023

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Notification: Accepted applicants will be notified no later than April 15th, 2023.

Orientation: Attend a virtual Orientation, TBD

Institute: Attend the June 4-8: Virtual PEER Academy, Boston, MA

Monthly: Attend virtual ½ day sessions and complete required program updates (July 2023 – May, 2024)

Required Documents: Resume, 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?”

Recommendation letters do not need to be submitted by April 15th.

To view the flyer: View stEm Peer Academy Flyer

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