Changing the Conversation About Engineering - How to Effectively Message and Image Engineering

Presenter: Laura Bistrek
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Session Description: 
Learn research-based best practices from the National Academy of Engineering on how to effectively message and share images of engineering to  to make engineering more appealing to students, particularly increasing female student interest in engineering.  The presenter will also share data on gender, race and ethnicity composition of engineering collegiate students and professionals.  
Presenter Bio:
Laura Bistrek is the Program Manager of the Diversity Engineering Program at the University of Dayton.  She has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisville.  She is a licensed Professional Engineer and worked in consulting engineering for almost 10 years before joining the University of Dayton in 2006.