CEE 4801: DEI in CEE course


Dear CEE community,

Happy new year! May 2022 bring you everything that you wish for and beyond.

 As the Spring semester is approaching, I would like to bring your attention to a new seminar-based course entitled “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Civil and Environmental Engineering,” which will be offered in Spring 2022. The course is open to undergraduate students, but interested graduate students are invited to sign up for a special problem (CEE 8900) with me. We will alternate talks with roundtables. The talks will be remote and open to the whole CEE community. The roundtables between the talks will be reserved to students enrolled in the class. We will be meeting as a cohort every Wednesday 5pm-6pm. The syllabus is attached, and here is the schedule of the talks:

01/19: “LGBTQ+ (in)visibility in engineering”, Dr. Michael Falk, Johns Hopkins University

01/26: “Transportation: a means to enhance or alleviate discrimination”, Jacob Tzegaegbe, Expansion at Via

02/09: “How environmental justice changed after the Flint catastrophe”, Dr. Lindsey Butler, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

02/23: “Gender equity in energy access”, Dr. Paulina Jaramillo, Carnegie Mellon University

03/09: “Accessibility to urban infrastructure for physically disabled persons”, Maria Sotnikova, Atlanta Regional Commission

03/30: “Assessing and improving climate on engineering campuses: UCLA case study”, Dr. Scott Brandenberg, University of California in Los Angeles

04/13: “Diversity and inclusion in civil and environmental consulting”, Bing Zhang, Kimley – Horn

The scope of the course and a detailed syllabus for the writing assignments will be discussed during the first lecture (on 01/12). Please email me if you have any question. Very much looking forward to seeing you in the DEI in CEE forum!


Best regards,

Chloé Arson