Welcome to EDEFI!

The etymology of the word diversity aligns with mathematics and science in its focus on variation. This book offers insight into how variation in identity influences the experiences and socialization of students in STEM education. Building on theories and concepts from across the social sciences, the book’s contributors engage the STEM opportunity to learn literature in novel fashion.”


William F. Tate, 
Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

“The partnership between Dr. McGee and Dr. Robinson has given STEM diversity work an expanded, multidisciplinary lens that allows us consider both research and practitioners’ experiences. This book shares the unique perspectives of scholars from across the nation, encompassing a variety of backgrounds. It’s a rich outcome of the “Diversifying STEM” panels at Vanderbilt and related work, and a resource that can be used to better inform our practice.”


Renetta Garrison Tull, PhD, Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UC Davis

Why we do it

McGee, E. O., Brockman, A., Park, Chang-Soo & The EDEFI Team. (2020, June 1). Numbers Beyond Stagnate! The Underrepresentation of Black University Students and Faculty in Higher Education STEM. Explorations in Diversifying Engineering in Faculty Initiative. 

WHY WE DO IT

McGee, E. O., Brockman, A., Park, Chang-Soo & The EDEFI Team. (2020, June 1). Numbers Beyond Stagnate! The Underrepresentation of Black University Students and Faculty in Higher Education STEM. Explorations in Diversifying Engineering in Faculty Initiative.

Check out our partners!

Black Faculty Engineers

Their mission is to support Black faculty, researchers, practitioners and students in engineering and to serve as a resource for community building, sharing experiences with implicit bias and systemic racism, providing action items to address racial injustice, and identifying collaborators and sponsors.

Chang Soo

Stephen 

Tianwen

Philip

Darius

Dr. McGee

Yuan 

Devin 

Dr. Robinson 

Amanda 

Jordan 

Ann

DISCLAMIER:

This work was supported by grant funding from the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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