About the Engineers Week Coalition Diversity Council
Who we are
A formal alliance of engineering and diversity organizations dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity in engineering. The purpose is to contribute to a more nationally-coordinated strategy of diversity outreach.
We welcome you to our virtual home.
The Founding Partners are:
- Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates
- American Association of People with Disabilities
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society
- National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
- National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
- The National GEM Consortium
- Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network
What we do
The Council collaborates on projects and issues of interest that add value to the members’ organizations as well as to broader communities. Individual agendas are respected but there is a need for cooperation and to avoid redundancy. The Council draws upon the member organizations’ individual interests and strengths to present a stronger and wider-reaching message on how their constituents contribute to engineering solutions.
The first Diversity Council meeting is October 17 in Washington, D.C. The Council will discuss and determine actions on the topics of Title IX and affirmative action as well as reaching out to Presidential candidates. This meeting will also be the Council’s public launch and will include presentations on various diversity issues to a larger audience.
How we operate
The Council is funded by IBM, administered and facilitated by the National Engineers Week Foundation. The Council will embrace all members under the message that “None of us is as strong as all of us,” while respecting each member’s individual identity.
The Council has a voting seat on the National Engineers Week Foundation’s Steering Committee and is represented by the Council’s chair. The chair rotates annually among members of the Council. There is no cost to join the Council.
For its part, the National Engineers Week Foundation facilitates communications among the Council’s member organizations and among the more than 75 Engineers Week Coalition partners.
Partner Benefits and Responsibilities
None of us is as strong as all of us. The strength of the Engineers Week Coalition is its ongoing ability to coalesce around issues and programs. This unity in addressing diversity in engineering can make a difference.
Diversity Council members receive the following benefits:
- Online listing
- Invitation to submit a guest editorial for the Council’s blog
- Invitations to meetings and special events
- Opportunities to sign on to white papers, etc. that will be publicized
- Knowledge about activities, programs and issues in diversity and engineering
- Increased visibility in the diversity, engineering and outreach communities
- Leveraging the support of the engineering and outreach communities already part of the Engineers Week coalition. Partners already support many large and community-based projects, providing excellent opportunities for publicity and networking.
- Opportunities for global diversity engagement.
Diversity Council Supplementary Documents to General Position Statement
Major funding for the Diversity Council provided by