Dr. Karl W. Reid, Ed.D.
National Society of Black Engineers

Introduction to the 50K Coalition

Location: BTEC Room 135

Monday, December 5th 2016 - 9:00 am

Currently, the US produces about 30,000 engineers per year at the Bachelor's level from diverse populations. Together, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the preeminent diversity engineering organizations, have formed the 50K Coalition focused on a bold national goal of annually producing 50,000 diverse engineering graduates by 2025. This presentation will introduce the Collective Impact methodology that the Coalition is applying it to increase by 66 percent the number of Black, Hispanic, female and Native American engineers the nation's colleges and universities produce annually. The ensuing discussion will solicit ways in which North Carolina State University can join the Coalition and leverage the collective of best practices to improve the outcomes of underrepresented engineering students.

Bio: Karl Reid is the newly appointed Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), a 30,000 plus student-governed association in Alexandria, Virginia whose mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. Dr. Reid comes to NSBE from the United Negro College Fund where he served as senior vice president of research, innovation and member college engagement. Prior to joining UNCF, Dr. Reid was Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Director of the Office of Minority Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Reid earned both his Bachelor's and Master's of Science degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT, and his Doctorate of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research interests include exploring the relationships between racial identity and self-efficacy, and their influence on the academic achievement of African American males in higher education.

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