ENGR 401
PEERs Seminar:
Leadership Development to Promote Equity in Engineering Relationships

Please note that our next PEERs course has been moved to Spring Quarter 2015.

Course Instructor:
Dr. Joyce Yen, Program/Research Manager, UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change

Dr. Sapna Cheryan, Assistant Professor, Psychology

Course Description: The seminar will enlist engineering students' energy, creativity, social conscience, and on-the-ground perspectives in improving the diversity environment in the UW College of Engineering. Students will explore topics such as diversity in science and engineering, impact of unconscious bias, community engagement, leadership, etc. The seminar will culminate in a student-developed short presentation which will be the core of presentations in the College of Engineering PEERs initiative. Students who successfully complete the seminar can apply for quarter-long internship opportunities as PEER Leaders.

Interested in taking the PEERs course or learning more? Please complete a brief survey here!

Related Course:
Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler offers a related seminar, "Disability 101: Identity, Education, Leadership and Careers." Find out more at: http://www.washington.edu/doit/Newsletters/Jan14/01.html

Contact PEERs Course Instructor

Dr. Joyce Yen, joyceyen@uw.edu

Dr. Sapna Cheryan, scheryan@uw.edu

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