Who's Not at the Table Conference (2016)

The Who’s Not at the Table Conference brought “to the table” scholars, practitioners, policy makers, and other thought leaders from diverse fields and from across the United States. The goal was to develop a national research agenda for broadening participation in engineering fields by engaging more people from underrepresented, underserved, and undercounted groups, including

  • people with disabilities;
  • veterans;
  • low income/first-generation (LIFG) college students; and
  • individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ).

Workshop participants addressed critical research questions around the experiences of underserved and understudied communities including questions suggested by intersectional inquiries. The one and one-half day conference was held at Clemson University on October 31 – November 1, 2016. Participants also engaged in online discussions both before and after the on-site meeting. For information about who attended the conference, consult the Conference Participants section of these proceedings.

Learn more about the BPE Project: Who's Not at the Table on our website.