Clark School Home UMD

ISR Events Calendar

Event Information

EVE Lecture: Questioning What's "Normal" Regarding Diversity in Engineering Education
Monday, December 4, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Zupnik Lecture Hall, 1110 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building
For More Information:

Unknown History and Unseen Culture: Questioning What's "Normal" Regarding Diversity in Engineering Education

Presented by the Clark School's Empowering Voices in Engineering (EVE).

Stephen Secules, Assistant Research Scientist
College of Engineering, University of Georgia

This talk will help engineering stakeholders question the status quo regarding diversity in engineering education. First, Dr. Secules will provide a historical account of the demographics of engineering, which reveals how an initial professional formation as a social position for white male engineers forged long-term professional and educational exclusions and embedded certain cultural norms within the discipline. Long after overt racial and gender exclusions became illegal, these disciplinary norms have functioned to help preserve the demographics of engineering into the present day. Second, Dr. Secules will present research on the ways present day cultural norms in engineering education can contribute to the marginalization of students. He will facilitate an open audience discussion of culture in engineering (i.e., what is "normal") and how each of us can begin to shift it.


Dr. Stephen Secules is an Assistant Research Scientist and Instructor in the Engineering Education Transformation Institute. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland in 2017. His research focuses on equity, diversity, and culture in undergraduate engineering education. He has consistently presented at professional conferences related to engineering education, education research, and anthropology of education, chairing sessions and winning best paper awards at multiple conferences. Dr. Secules has forthcoming publications in the Journal of Engineering Education related to his anthropological work on marginalization in undergraduate engineering classes.

This Event is For: Clark School • Graduate • Undergraduate • Faculty • Staff • Post-Docs

Browse Events By Calendar

Calendar Home

« Previous Month    Next Month »

September 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 w
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 w
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 w
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 w
29 30 w

Search Events

ISR lecture and seminar series

Distinguished Lecturer Series
Intelligent Automation Inc. Colloquia Series
Microsystems Seminar Series
Lockheed Martin Robotics Seminar Series
Advanced Networks Colloquia Series
Model-Based Systems Engineering Colloquia Series

Submit an event to the ISR calendar Click here

News links

Current news
Search news
News archives