The mission of Diversity Committee is to advocate for the inclusion and advancement of marginalized and underrepresented groups in the structural engineering community. We hold events and provide resources to the SEAoNY membership to raise awareness and foster dialogue among all members of the professional workplace, with the goal of developing solutions through worker-friendly and equitable work-place policies.
Our vision is a more diverse and inclusive community with better collaboration in the workplace and longer-term employee retention.
We believe a community that works together and is inclusive will benefit from the best and brightest engineers when their voices are heard, their contribution is respected, and their potential is valued. We believe a diverse and inclusive structural engineering community will be most effective and productive in the interest of advancing the field.
Session 1: An Introduction to Topics of Racism in Society
Speaker: Shani Barrax Moore
Moderator: Jennifer Anna Pazdon
Session 2: The Role of Institutional Racism in the New York City Built Environment
Marc-Evens Cadet, Planner, Intelligent Mobility and Intelligent Transportation Systems | ARUP
Scott Larson, Co-Director, Office of Community Studies, Urban Studies Department | Queens College/CUNY
Alexander Mayo, Senior Consultant, Acoustics & Audiovisual | ARUP
The Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity (SE3) Committee was originally a committee within the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) whose mission is to study engagement and equity in the structural engineering profession in order to provide meaningful input on improving both of these metrics within the industry.
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