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ASME Training Session Explores “Engineering Identity”


The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, recently held a session for section and division leaders that delved into public perception of engineering and engineers.

Led by Dr. Amy Betz, assistant dean for retention, diversity, and inclusion at Kansas State University, the training session urged attendees to reflect on how they and all engineers may be perceived accurately and inaccurately, and how they could be more inclusive to others. Dr. Betz explored how stereotypes may have negative ramifications such as lost talent in academia and the engineering industry, and encouraged attendees to help change perceptions for a more inclusive engineering workforce.

Watch a video of the session on ASME’s website.

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