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College Recognizes Broadening Participation Fellows

The College of Engineering, Design and Computing is pleased to announce its first cohort of Broadening Participation Fellows. These faculty, representing every academic unit in the college, is being recognized for their ongoing efforts to make the education of engineers and the practice of engineering welcoming to people from every gender, race, religion, veteran status, economic class, and walk of life. These efforts include, but are not limited to, each Broadening Participation Fellow’s participation in a three-year faculty learning community built around the Colorado Equity Toolkit, which is structured as follows:

1st Year (2021/22)Self-Inquiry
2nd Year (2022/23)Course Design
3rd Year (2023/24)Creating Community

This work supports CU Denver’s strategic plan, the college’s strategic vision, and—perhaps most importantly—prepares CU Denver to leverage the diversity bonus, the simple but powerful idea that diverse teams create better designs. This faculty learning community, organized through a project called Engineering is Not Neutral: Transforming Instruction through Collaboration and Engagement (ENNTICE), which is funded by a $350,000 award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, includes the following cohort of Broadening Participation Fellows:

FacultyAcademic Unit
Tom AltmanComputer Science and Engineering
Farnoush Banaei-KashaniComputer Science and Engineering
Suzanne Berman-SchuettEngineering, Design and Computing
Dana CarpenterMechanical Engineering
Caroline ClevengerCivil Engineering
Aria CollopyComcast Media and Technology Center
Maryam DarbeheshtiMechanical Engineering
Kate GoodmanInworks
Vijay HaridElectrical Engineering
Liang HeComputer Science and Engineering
Casey HowardBioengineering
Heather JohnsonEducation and Human Development
David MaysCivil Engineering
Keith NeevesBioengineering
Jaedo ParkElectrical Engineering
Brisa Peña CastellanosBioengineering
Susan StirrupEngineering, Design and Computing
Kris WoodMechanical Engineering

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At the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, we focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.

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