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ASEE recognizes Mizzou Engineering for commitment to diversity, inclusion

The American Society for Engineering Education recently launched their Diversity Recognition Program to recognize schools and colleges of engineering for their commitment to diversity and inclusion. The ASEE selected Mizzou Engineering for a Bronze Level award, the highest given out in this recognition cycle.

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By sharing life lessons, Mizzou’s Rogers shapes future engineers

The mindset of a survivor informs Reg Roger's life’s work as a researcher and educator. And his drive to pass on what he’s learned to future generations of engineers from all backgrounds recently earned him the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award.

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Engineering, Columbia STEM Alliance, CPS host STEMette camp

According to recent data from the National Science Foundation, women make up half of the total college-educated workforce nationally, but they account for just 29 percent of the workforce in science and engineering. One way of attempting to end this disparity involves getting girls interested in STEM fields at an early age, and Mizzou Engineering and the Columbia STEM Alliance recently hosted a camp as part of an effort to do just that.

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Love of Mizzou, family sparks diversity and inclusion gift

Mizzou runs deep in Ken Donohew’s family. The 1967 industrial engineering graduate counts his father, mother, two aunts, an uncle, a second cousin and grandfather as relatives holding an MU degree. Love of Mizzou is a family tradition, and he and wife Ellen Kippel have been longtime fiscal supporters of MU. Paying forward the opportunity for a quality education and resources is a family tradition, too. That’s why Donohew and Kippel established the Major General Jack N. Donohew Fund for Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering as part of Mizzou Giving Day 2019.

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Mizzou Engineering hosts annual China Night celebration

The College of Engineering hosted its annual China Night on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to bring in the Chinese New Year and honor Chinese heritage. Held in Ketcham Auditorium, more than 50 attendees saw performances, ate traditional Chinese cuisine and competed in a lively trivia game. The performances by MU’s Confucius Institute included Tai Chi and Shaolin boxing demonstrations, as well as a round fan dance.

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Engineering celebrates women with annual Women in Engineering Week

The College of Engineering hosted Women in Engineering (WIE) Week to highlight the value of female engineers and bring awareness to the extra challenges they face. From Feb. 18-26, the College held daily events welcome to all students aimed at building community throughout engineering. These included a Green Dot training session, a panel about preparing STEM for women and a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) meeting.

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Assistant dean, STEM colleagues land grant to study identity expression

Identifying and understanding contextual, cultural and developmental differences among identity expression for historically underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is key in supporting and growing these populations in STEM fields.