Our Collective Future Depends on It: Integrating Learner-Centered Design for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Engineering Curricula

Kendell Miller-Roberts – Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design

My project focuses on integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) content within undergraduate engineering education at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Previous literature from engineering education continues to highlight the various barriers and challenges to integrating DEI content into engineering education (Armanios et al. 2021, Garibay et al. 2020, Rogers and Valdez 2021). However, previous research has not utilized participatory design research methods to uncover insights and potential intervention points to increase DEI content integration into engineering education. Thus, I will be using participatory design methods to better understand how current engineering faculty develop DEI content within their curriculum and what challenges they face. From this research, I will use the data to design a card deck for engineering educators that will help them strategically link learning objectives, DEI content, and learning activities.