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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SWE Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE) 2017

The Academic Leadership for Women in Engineering (ALWE) addresses the need for more women in academic leadership positions by focusing on professional growth of women engineering faculty within the academy.  With the support of the National Science Foundation (Grant #EEC-1548200), SWE will fund up to 40 engineering early-career faculty, post-doctoral professionals, and graduate students to attend ALWE held at WE17 in Austin, TX.

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AISES' ASSIST Professional Development Program

Would you like support to travel to and attend the 2017 AISES National Conference in Denver, CO with specific professional development tailored just for you?  Are you interested in becoming or advancing your career as an engineering faculty member?

The AISES 2017 National Conference ASSIST Professional Development Program is designed for early-career faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students in engineering. With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), AISES is able to bring up to 40 early-career faculty, post-doctoral professionals, and Ph.D. students in engineering to the 2017 AISES National Conference for professional development workshops, cultural activities, and networking.

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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