The Community Outreach subgroup of the DEI Council receives an annual budget to contribute to worthy efforts in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the engineering field. Below you will find information on how these funds have been distributed each calendar year.
2022 External Partnerships
Scientific Adventures for Girls (SAfG)
Scientific Adventures for Girls provides after school STEM programs to children in K-6th grade, with a special focus on girls and youth in marginalized communities, to increase positive attitudes toward STEM, increase hands-on learning opportunities and encourage lifelong learning of STEM subjects.
SAfG has served over 5,000 families across 29 school sites in the East Bay area. Oakland, Emeryville, San Leandro, Richmond and Berkeley, CA. There are over 150 programs and classes that are offered.
Engineers Alliance for the Arts
Engineers Alliance for the Arts’ mission is to inspire and educate students about the interaction of art, architecture, engineering, and construction.
Engineers Alliance for the Arts offers students the unique experience of working with engineers and designers to learn problem solving, team building, and presentation skills in a project-based setting. The organization’s Student Impact Project puts students in the role of structural engineer, designer, architect, builder, and more, while encouraging engineering professionals to share their experiences with the industry’s next generation of leaders.
The iEngineer program connects middle school and high school students with representatives from multiple local companies that employ engineers, which allows the students to gain a better understanding of the broad range of careers that can be pursued via an engineering degree. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a 2.5-day engineering camp, a 4-month capstone project, internships, and scholarships, all of which will be sponsored by the participating companies.
2021 External Partnerships
$2K Donated to the SEAONC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Restricted Fund Endowment
$7.5K Donated to iUrbanTeen’s iEngineer Program