Preparing the Future. The Importance of Diversity in Engineering. History Highlights. 1972- J.Stanford Smith (G.E.) challenged the nation “to take bold, innovative, all-out action to increase the supply of minority engineering graduates by 10- or 15-fold, and to get it done within the decade.”.
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Preparing the Future
The Importance of Diversity in Engineering
off the national minority engineering effort
Diversity refers to all of the characteristics that make individuals different from each other.
In engineering education, we focus on:
- Cultural Differences (Under-represented vs.
Source: Engineering Workforce Commission, Engineering & Technology Enrollments, Fall through 2004
* Source: Engineering Workforce Commission, “Engineering & Technology Enrollments, (various years)
* Source: Engineering Workforce Commission, “Engineering & Technology Enrollments, (various years
degree in college. **
**Source: National Center for Education Statistics
All of these facts, illustrate the need to increase high schools students exposure to ENGINEERING!
How does Northwestern Compare?
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) –www.nsbe.org
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) -www.shpe.org
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) – www.swe.org