UC College of Engineering and Applied Science earns diversity recognition

American Society for Engineering Education awarded CEAS as part of the Diversity Recognition Program

The University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science has been lauded as a national leader among engineering programs for significant progress in increasing diversity, inclusion and degree attainment outcomes. 

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has awarded the college bronze status — the highest current level — in its Diversity Recognition Program. 

“I was honored to receive the ASEE Diversity Recognition on behalf of the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at UC,” said John Weidner, dean of the college. “Our wonderful team in our college’s Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement has worked tirelessly to help us all meet the needs of industry by educating a more diverse mix of engineering professionals that work effectively in a diverse, multicultural and global environment.”

“These efforts include a commitment to our K-12 partners to ensure a pipeline of quality undergraduates, and the development of programs to enhance professionalism of our graduates. These programs integrated into our world-renowned cooperative education (co-op) program ensure that our graduates are in high demand throughout the region, country, and the world,” Weidner said.

The recognition was presented at the 2022 Annual Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) Conference in New Orleans in February. The distinction is valid for three years.  

"When we launched the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement, we envisioned creating dramatic change in our college and surrounding community. Since then, we have partnered with numerous stakeholders to bring about this change. Thank you to the staff for your hard work and dedication to equity and justice," said Whitney Gaskins, assistant dean of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement.

Three women and two men pose in dressy clothes

UC CEAS leaders accepted the ASEE Diversity Recognition at a recent conference. From left, Paula Lampley, director of Women in Engineering; John Weidner, dean; Whitney Gaskins, assistant dean of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement; Teri Reed, assistant VP for research development; P.K. Imbrie, head of the Department of Engineering Education at UC. Photo/ASEE CoNECD.