Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

DDC Events

The Washkewicz College of Engineering hosts a variety of events designed to facilitate a welcoming and supportive environment for each of our students, faculty and staff, bringing them together to share various backgrounds and experiences. Here are examples of events that have taken place.

Current Book Study

Subtle Acts of Exclusion Book Flyer

Global Awareness Day

  • Lunch and dialogue on the current state of diversity in the college

Women in Engineering Graduation Recognition Banquet

  • Invitation-only dinner recognizing our graduating female students

2022 Women in Engineering Graduation Recognition Banquet
Theme: "Women Ready to Make an Impact"
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Shilpa Kedar Executive Director, Digital and IoT Innovations

Shilpa Kedar
Executive Director, Digital and IoT Innovations, Cleveland State University
Co-Executive Director, IoT Collaborative


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Continued support of student organizations

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Women in Electrical Engineering

Faculty, staff, and student attendance at various conferences

  • CoNECD Conference (The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity)
  • Annual Inclusion Conference sponsored by The Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Women of Color National STEM Conference
  • BEYA Conference