Topic: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, is president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell International. For more information, email [email protected] or visit brentdarnell.com. The long-standing issue of diversity and inclusion is reaching a tipping point. I have attended many industry events lately, and the demographics are a little frightening. As wonderful as our industry is, these events are filled with mostly middle-aged, white men. If I were a woman...

Board Heads into 2017 More Diverse; Calls for Broader Look at Raise the Bar Strategy

With diversity a key theme at the ASCE 2016 Convention in Portland, OR, it was fitting that the Board of Direction meeting, at the outset of Convention week, welcomed the most diverse Board in Society history. The Board’s fall meeting marked the final gathering of the outgoing 2016 members whose terms expire this year, and an unofficial first meeting of incoming 2017 Board members who...

4 Ways You Can Grow Engineering

With increasingly complex projects requiring new technology, will we have enough civil engineers prepared for the challenges of tomorrow? It is essential to inspire more students to choose careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, pursue gender and minority equality in the workplace, and foster partnerships with diverse groups. Here’s how. 1. Reform education to include engineering in K-12 schools Stephen Pruitt, Ph.D., project lead for...