IEC Workshop



Anti-Racist Practice in Engineering:
Exploring, Learning & Solutions (ARPELS)


Workshop Series 3: Anti-Racist Practice in Engineering Panel
May 18 and 20, 2021


The third workshop features a panel of administrators and leaders that discuss changes during their tenure and identify impacts, barriers, and transformations.

The panelists give their insights on the following questions during their tenure:

  • What has been transformational?

  • What are the biggest barriers?

  • What has had a large impact?

  • What are the biggest challenges faced now and previously?

  • What are the outcomes?

Day 1: Anti-Racist in Engineering Panel



Delia Saenz

 Chief Diversity Officer for the College of
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Arizona State University


Stephanie Adams

Dean, Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas

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Karen Butler-Purry

Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies
Texas A&M Univeresity 

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Christine Grant

Program Director
National Science Foundation

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Mark Smith

Dean, Graduate School
Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin

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Renetta Garrison Tull

Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
University of California, Davis

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Full Panel Presentation



Day 2: Key Topic Summary Clips


Summary of Day 1 Panel Presentations

Delia Saenz, moderator, summarizes the panel presentations from day 1. 

Note: Video will commence at the start of this topic and will continue for the duration of the workshop.


Breakout Discussion Reports

Workshop participants divided into breakout groups to identify 1-2 promising best practices keeping in mind the following:

  • Reality: how to create an understanding of the issue (problem, goal)

  • Relationships: identify key collaborators needed to advance the goal

  • Resources: what is needed; accountability

The following is a report of their discussions.  

Note: Video will commence at the start of this topic and will continue for the duration of the workshop.



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