A Grand Challenge: Understanding Why Diversity Matters and how NSBE Can Help Facilitate Your Search for Diverse Technical Talent Featuring a Conversation with KARL W. REID, Ed.D. Executive Director, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Engineers are astute at tackling complex problems. Who better, then, are equipped to grapple with the complexity of increasing diversity and inclusion (D&I) in higher education and in industry at scale. This talk cites the value of diversity in academia (learning and innovation) and industry (financial performance), then introduces a learning ecosystem that offers a path to inclusion for organizations interested in increasing the success of all students, staff and faculty. The presentation describes how the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) applies these principles to change the face of engineering. Finally, with NSBE's Annual Convention coming to Pittsburgh this March, Dr. Reid will discuss ways the Pittsburgh corporate, academic, and government stakeholders can gain the maximum benefit from the expected 10,000+ visitors to the Steel City.†
7:30am-9:30am. Breakfast will be served
Dr. Karl W. Reid was named executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers on June 2, 2014, marking his return to the organization that gave him his first major leadership experience, 32 years earlier. For the past 19 years, heís been a leading advocate for increasing college access, opportunity and success for low-income and minority youth.†
Dr. Reid came to NSBE from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), where he oversaw new program development, research and capacity building for the organizationís 37 historically black colleges and universities and held the title of senior vice president for research, innovation and member college engagement.†Read more about Dr. Reid†here.