This workshop demonstrates how to utilize a Global Engineering Design Role Play to introduce the importance of culture in engineering education and practice. In the second half of the workshop, participants will be invited (but not required) to share their experiences, success stories, and current challenges at the intersection of social justice and engineering, with a focus on national and international dimensions. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate.
Sponsored by: STEM Education Center, Humanities & Arts, Social Science & Policy Studies, and Davis Grant Team
Dr. Jane L. Lehr is Chair of Women's & Gender Studies and Professor in Ethnic Studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is also Faculty Director of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority and Underrepresented Student Participation (LSAMP) in STEM Program and Advisor for Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Cal Poly. She previously served as elected co-chair of the Science & Technology Taskforce of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) and as a Postdoctoral Research Officer at the Centre for Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) at King's College, University of London. Her graduate training is in Science & Technology Studies and Women's Studies at Virginia Tech, and her teaching and research focus on the complex relationships between gender, race, culture, science, technology, and education.