Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

Know Thyself- Retaining Your Authentic Self in the Computing Workplace

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 3:30PM - 5:00PM

This workshop was designed to provide Black women with insight into mechanism identified through an empirical study to aid in remaining engaged in engineering and computing. Black women have recently been identified as the most educated demographic in the United States, and yet they are grossly underrepresented in engineering fields. Meanwhile, engineers have been identified as the key to the United States’ ability to maintain its prominence and leadership in a competitive global economy. This workshop is designed to share findings from a research study that explored the experiences of nine Black women engineers that remained engaged in engineering for greater than ten years in order to arm future Black female engineers with mechanisms for enduring in engineering and computing fields. Workshop consists of 90-minutes of dialog between facilitator and peer participants, critical and reflective practices, and a co-construction of strategies for enduring in engineering and computing.

Workshop Organizer/ Moderator:
Monique Ross, Florida International University