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The EDEFI research team is led by Dr. Ebony Omotola McGee and Dr. Willaim H. Robinson assisted in their research by social science post-doctoral scholars and graduate students.
Explorations into the Stagnant Numbers of African American Engineering Faculty (Grant No. EEC-1361025), Beyond the Basics: Race and Gender Concious Mentoring for Black Faculty Candidates in Engineering (Grant No. EEC-1444908)
We provide substantive and targeted videos for the mentoring of engineering faculty, students, and post-doctoral scholars of color.
To improve the interest and opportunities of Black PhD engineering students going into faculty positions and winning tenure.
Why we do it
Possibly talk about the stats of Black engineering faculty?
In the United States, African Americans make up only 2% of the engineering school population.
African Americans are more likely than any other race or ethnic group to leave the PhD STEM field once admitted.
48% of engineering schools have ZERO African American tenure or tenture track faculty.
In this section we could display projects, upcoming events, research papers, etc?
We could use a call to action here to get them to contact us via email.
What our Users say
Possible testimonials from people who’ve benefited from E.D.E.F.I?
“E.D.E.F.I gave me the necessary knowledge and skills to succesfully land a job in the engineering field shortly after my PhD. ”Jane Smith | Engineer, Tesla
“The people and resources at E.D.E.F.I were a wonderful aid in my search for post-doctoral work. Thanks for all you guys have done!”Dr. Robinson | CEO, D Company