Welcome to LEVERAGE

Envisioning Impact Showcase

LEVERAGE was one of thirty-six NSF-funded INCLUDES projects that showcased their work to broaden participation in STEM with three-minute videos.  Project presenters discussed their work online with researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and stakeholders from their communities in late March. The NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) initiative enhances U.S. leadership in STEM disciplines by proactively seeking and effectively developing STEM talent from all sectors and groups in our society.

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NSBE Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) 2018

The Academic and Research Leadership Symposium (ARLS) will be held March 23-34, 2018, co-located with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, PA.  ARLS will host a Research Symposium and a Faculty Development Symposium.  The Research Symposium is designed to showcase examples of research career trajectories for different engineering disciplines and to facilitate research collaboration.  The Faculty Development Symposium  is designed to strengthen and demysitfy fundamental components of academia. Through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSBE is able to fund up to 40 early-career faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and Ph.D. candidates to attend.

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SACNAS’ LEVERAGE workshop provided early career faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and PhD candidates in engineering with the opportunity to attend 2017 SACNAS: The Diversity in STEM Conference. Participants joined SACNAS for three days of professional training, mentoring, and cultural activities for scientists at all levels and disciplines. They utilized an intentional conference roadmap and specialized programming to make the most of the conference to advance in their careers, as well as engage with a growing cohort of underrepresented engineers. 

LEVERAGE at a glance...

LEVERAGE, led by an alliance of the seven largest national diversity‐serving engineering professional organizations, provides a fully integrated system for faculty transition stages with the objective of doubling the number of historically underrepresented engineering faculty by 2025.  This resource is a result of an INCLUDES grant from the National Science Foundation (EEC #1649384).  The partner organizations include:

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Great Minds in STEM™ (GMiS)
  • MAES, Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society for   Advancement  of   Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Collectively, these organizations have 300 years of experience supporting and celebrating women and the historically underrepresented in pursuing engineering careers.


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