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  1. Diversity: Strengthening Outreach Efforts Bev Watford Program Manager Division of Undergraduate Education National Science Foundation

  2. 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. VT-STEM - Bev Watford

  3. 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 VT-STEM - Bev Watford

  4. Examples of Existing Sources Virginia Tech • VT-STEM Committee • K12OUTREACH@listserv.vt.edu • 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) VT-STEM - Bev Watford

  5. 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 VT-STEM - Bev Watford

  6. 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 VT-STEM - Bev Watford

  7. 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/ VT-STEM - Bev Watford

  8. 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 VT-STEM - Bev Watford