PI Remarks


[A photo of engineering students in the commons of the Paul G Allen building on the University of Washington campus.]

Presenter: Ana Mari Cauce, Provost and PEERs PI

PEERs is a great example of collaboration on our campus. We have fabulous things going on at the UW and we need to find more ways to weave them together. PEERs is also a great example of social scientists collaborating with engineers to examine and change engineering culture. As a project, PEERs is unique in that it explores a broad definition of diversity that aligns with students' own broad definitions of diversity. Introducing engineering students to diversity helps them understand the importance of diversity as it relates to working in their fields of study and being professionals within those fields.