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Diversity: Strengthening Outreach Efforts. Bev Watford Program Manager Division of Undergraduate Education National Science Foundation. Provost’s Remarks. Virginia Tech is committed to increasing its diversity and achieving the educational benefits that result from diversity.

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Diversity: Strengthening Outreach Efforts

Bev Watford

Program Manager

Division of Undergraduate Education

National Science Foundation


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Provost’s Remarks

  • Virginia Tech is committed to increasing its diversity and achieving the educational benefits that result from diversity.

  • Key Activities that Contribute To Diversity

    • Undergraduate Admissions

    • Student Academic Support Activities

    • Scholarships and Financial Aid

    • Federally Sponsored Projects

      • The university will continue to comply with the requirements for participation in federally sponsored programs that seek to promote diversity.

      • We will not impose limitations beyond those required by the federal grant.

      • We anticipate that federal sponsoring agencies may modify their requirements in response to recent legal changes.

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Overview

  • Networking

    • To reach a diverse group of participants

    • Use existing sources of information

    • Use existing resources

  • Diversity depends on the subject area

  • Specific Actions

    • Step 1: Define diversity

      Race/ethnicity

      Sex

      Geographic

      Income

      More?

    • Step 2: Review existing sources and resources – find a contact person or persons

    • Step 3: Advertising, finding/generating the population you need

      • Target the population

      • Cast a wide net

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Examples of Existing Sources Virginia Tech

  • VT-STEM Committee

    • [email protected]

  • College/Department/University Contact

    • Diversity Committee/Office

      • Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

      • www.eng.vt.edu/academic_affairs/ceed/index.shtml

    • Campus Organizations

      • (www.vt.edu/campuslife/studentorganizations/)

      • NSBE ASA BSA

      • SHPE MANNRS *OWF (M. Kasarda)

      • SWE AISES *Black Caucus (W. Council)

      • AWC CARIBSO *Latino Coalition (R. Plaza)

      • BGSO BOC *VTWomen

    • Campus Offices

      • Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence (K. Sanders)

      • Office of Multicultural Affairs (B. Dixon)

      • MEAMP/MAOP (K. Sanders)

      • VT Stars (E. McPherson)

      • Multicultural Center (OSLA)

      • Black Cultural Center (OSLA)

      • AdvanceVT (P. Layne)

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Local Contacts

  • Public School System

    • Roanoke City, Montgomery, Floyd, Pulaski, Martinsville and others

    • MCPS Diversity Forum

      • http://www.mcps.org/science/diversity1.html

    • Directors for Science, Social Studies, Gifted, etc

      • http://www.mcps.org/science/index.html

    • Science/Math Teachers

  • Community Organizations

    • Girl Scouts

    • NAACP

    • Churches

    • Sororities and Fraternities

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National

  • National Association of Pre-College Program Directors www.jhuapl.edu/NAPD/aboutNAPD.htm

  • National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Directors www.namepa.org

  • Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network

    • www.wepan.org

  • National Organization of Black Chemists

    • http://www.nobcche.org/

  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

    • www.nacme.org

  • GEM Consortium (M. Kershaw)

    • www.nd.edu/~gem/

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society

    • www.aises.org/

  • Mexican American Engineering Society

    • www.maes-natl.org

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More…

  • National Society of Black Engineers

    • www.nsbe.org

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

    • www.shpe.org

  • Society of Women Engineers

    • www.swe.org

  • Association for Women in Computing

    • www.awc-hq.org/

  • Association for Women in Science

    • www.awis.org/

  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

    • www.sacnas.org

  • Fraternities and Sororities

  • Southern Regional Educational Board

    • http://www.sreb.org/

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Examples of Existing Resources

  • CEED Office

    • Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

  • Field testing of educational activities for students and teachers

    • Imagination

      • Summer day camp for middle school students

    • C-Tech2

      • Summer residential program for high school girls

    • Pre-College Initiative

    • Hypatia/Galileo Outreach activities

  • STEP

    • Summer bridge programs for under-represented STEM entering freshman students

  • Mentoring

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