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AISES - American Indian Science and Engineering Society

AISES

The American Indian Science & Engineering Society was founded in 1977 at the University of Oklahoma by a group of American Indian scientists, engineers, and educators. In view of low college enrollment and graduation rates among the high dropout rates of American Indians compared with all other ethnic groups within the united States, and the severe under-representation of American Indians in the science and engineering fields, these Native American professionals resolved to create an organization that would identify and remove the barriers to academic success for Native American students.

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DiscoverE Girl Day

DiscoverE Girls Day

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day) helps focus a growing movement to inspire girls’ futures so they learn they have a place in engineering a better world. In just one day you can make a difference by sharing your knowledge, experience, and some fun! Give girls the chance to think like an engineer and you’ll be amazed at what you learn! 

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Engineer Girl

Engineer Girl

The EngineerGirl website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women...Engineering and engineers are central to the process of innovation, and innovation drives economic growth.  Diversity of thought is crucial to creativity, and by leaving women out of the process of innovation we lose a key component of diversity and stifle innovation.  We want the creative problem-solvers of tomorrow to fully represent the world's population, because they will be the ones to ensure our health, happiness, and safety in years to come.

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NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering

Grand Challenges

With input from people around the world, an international group of leading technological thinkers were asked to identify the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st century. Their 14 game-changing goals for improving life on the planet, announced in 2008, are outlined here. The committee suggested these Grand Challenges fall into four cross-cutting themes: SUSTAINABILITYHEALTHSECURITY, and JOY OF LIVING.

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NSBE - National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE

With more than 500 chapters and nearly 16,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1975, supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology.  NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."

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oSTEM - Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

oSTEM

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM), Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit professional society focused on LGBTQ people in the STEM community. With more than 75 student chapters at colleges/universities and professional chapters in cities across the United States and abroad, oSTEM is the largest chapter-based organization focused on LGBTQ people in STEM.

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OU Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion is a priority on our campus, and the achievements of our diverse student body is testimony to that ideal. Open to all students, the OU College of Engineering Diversity Programs facilitate the outreach, recruitment, retention and overall success of underrepresented students.

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OU Gender and Equality Center

GEC

The mission of the OU Gender + Equality Center is to foster social justice by advocating for the rights of women and LGBTQ students, empowering those without a voice, and challenging inequality. The University of Oklahoma received the honor of Best in State for LGBTQ Students for 2018!

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SASE - Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

SASE

SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live.

SASE’s mission is to

  • Prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world.
  • Celebrate diversity on campuses and in the workplace.
  • Provide opportunities for members to make contributions to their local communities.

SASE membership is open to men and women of all ethnic backgrounds.

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SHPE - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

SHPE

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the United States. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.

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Society of Women Engineers

SWE

For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.

We invite you to explore the values, principles, and priorities that guide our initiatives and learn how together, WE can continue to make a lasting impact on the future.

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SWE Next

SWE Next

SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student through the age of 18. Become part of SWE and #BeThatEngineer! Joining is free. Any student 13 or older can become a SWENexter. For those younger than 13, a parent will need to be the primary contact. Learn more about SWENext membership benefits and download our flyers.

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Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids

STEM Guide

I could go on and on about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. How job openings are predicted to soar to over one million by 2020. How the U.S. government is freaking out that students aren’t prepared.

But I won’t. Because, frankly, this guide to STEM opportunities is for you:

  • You’re going to take the first step on Mars.
  • You’re going to plant farms on skyscrapers.
  • You’re going to discover a cure for cancer.

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