2020 “Taste of EDGE”

  • Deans Panel

The 2020  “Taste of EDGE” webinar was held on Wednesday May 6. The format for this year’s event originally scheduled to be held at EDI in Las Vegas, was revised in response to COVID-19. Link to recording below.

Deans Panel Discussion on the COVID-19 Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A candid conversation with a panel of  engineering deans moderated by Dr. Yannis Yortsos (USC), Dr. Sharon Walker (Drexel University), Dr. Scott Ashford (Oregon State University) , Rudolph Buchheit (University of Kentucky).

The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has disrupted engineering education at a fundamental level. This session will explore challenges as well as opportunities associated with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at the faculty level, and how engineering schools address them. Examples include: (1) working from home while also caring for dependents (children, elderly); (2) opportunities for mentoring and growth; (3) on-line vs. in-person engagement; (4) research productivity and growth. We will also address DEI issues in a post-Coronavirus future.


  • Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) Panel

Want to learn more about the ELATES program? EDGE has partnered with the ELATES program at Drexel University to provide travel grants to 5 fellows for the next 2 years.  Hear firsthand from  Alum in an informative panel lead by Dean Sharon Walker with Drs. Joan Carletta, Michele Marcolongo, Tonya Peeples, and Amy Throckmorton. Link to recording below.

Cultivating Diverse Talent: Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES) Panel Presentation

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  • EDGE Resources

Learn about  EDGE Resources in this short video overview.  More resources can be found on our Checklist, Tools, & Resources Page.