NEESinc Diversity Efforts. NEES Diversity Workshop. December 2, 2005 at UC San Diego Participants included Diversity Partners such as AISES, ORAU and SECME. Diversity Working Group. Key to Formulating this Plan: Thalia Anagnos, Chair Makola Abdullah Leigh Abts Mike Avritt Helen Boussalis
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Key to Formulating this Plan:
Substantially broaden participation in earthquake engineering through development and implementation of key strategies, programs and practices.
Figure 1: Gender Ratios for Baccalaureate and Doctoral Degrees Conferred by U.S. Universities in 2001Why should we be concerned about broadening participation?
Figure 2: Ratios of Underrepresented Races of Baccalaureate and Doctoral Degrees Recipients in U.S. Universities in 2001Underrepresented Races
Minority races in engineering are truly underrepresented.
Optimize NEES resources
Funding announcement received in March
Term = two years
2006: 15 students
2007: 20 students
REU Oversight Subcommittee (ROS)
REU Working Group (RWG)
Goals for Student Participation Levels
2006 Research Sites
Communication Skills Workshop
Young Researchers’ Symposium