MIND Newsletter

The Minorities in Engineering Division Newsletter is intended to share information of interests with its members and serve as an official announcement platform for the MIND Executive Committee.


New MIND Officers for 2023-2024

Chair: Curtis Taylor (curtis.taylor@ufl.edu)
Chair-Elect: Christina Smith (christina_smith2@brown.edu)
Program Chair: Ali Shaykhian (ali.shaykhian@nasa.gov)
Treasurer: Henriette Burns (Hburns@siue.edu)
Secretary: Victor Garcia (vagarcia6@utep.edu)
CDEI Delegates: Saundra Johnson Austin & Henriette Burns (saustin@charisgroup.org; Hburns@siue.edu)
BASS Account Holder: Henriette Burns (Hburns@siue.edu)
Immediate Past Chair: Diane Elisa Golding (degolding@utep.edu)
Member at Large: Vemitra Alexander (vemitra@gmail.com)
Member at Large: Ben Porter (ben.porter@utdallas.edu)

Job Announcements

Open Associate/Full Tenured Faculty Positions in the Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University

The Department of Engineering Education (https://eed.osu.edu/) at The Ohio State University (https://www.osu.edu/) invites applications for a tenured faculty positions at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to start August 2024. We are seeking innovative scholars in engineering education who will help further the growth of our department. The Associate or Full Professor will be required to individually establish a research program at OSU, secure outside funding, advise graduate students within our engineering education Ph.D. program, teach courses across the department – including our first-year engineering program, and contribute to leadership and mentorship within the unit. This individual will engage with the department across the various programmatic areas (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Multidisciplinary Capstone / Integrated Business and Engineering; Graduate Studies and Research; Engineering Technical Communications; Fundamentals of Engineering).
For questions regarding this position, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Rachel Louis Kajfez at Kajfez.2@osu.edu. Application review will begin November 1, 2023. Applicants may view the entire job posting including required and desired qualifications and apply here.


2024 ASEE Annual Conference

June 23-26, 2024
Portland, Oregon

Website: https://www.asee.org/events/Conferences-and-Meetings/2024-Annual-Conference-(1)



All deadlines occur at Midnight, Eastern Standard Time on the days listed  
Saturday, October 1, 2023
  • Abstracts Open
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
  • AUTHOR DEADLINE: Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday, December 1, 2023
  • PROGRAM CHAIR DEADLINE: Abstract Decision Deadline
Thursday, February 1, 2024
  • AUTHOR DEADLINE: Draft Paper Submission Deadline
Friday, March 8, 2024
  • AUTHOR DEADLINE: Anonymous Paper with applicable requested revisions: upload deadline

Volunteers for MIND Program Committee

We are in need of volunteers to serve as paper reviewers and facilitators for the 2024 ASEE Annual Conference. If you are interested, please email Ali Shaykhian, MIND Program Chair, at ali.shaykhian@nasa.gov


CoNECD 2024

2024 The Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD)

February 25-27, 2024
Crystal City Marriott
Crystal City, VA
  • Registration Now Open


 Call For Student Abstracts

The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference has opened Travel Award and Student Abstract Submissions. The ERN Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., on March 14-16, 2024. The Travel Award Application and Student Abstract Submission deadline is at midnight (PST) on September 22, 2023. Exhibitor Registration is also open and will close at midnight (PST) on December 15, 2023. See the roadmap to ERN 2024 for more key dates regarding student travel award and abstract submissions.

Undergraduate and graduate students who participate in the following NSF programs below and other STEM research programs are invited to submit abstracts for the conference:

  • Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
  • Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)
  • EntryPoint
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)
  • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) and LSAMP Bridges to the Doctorate
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)

The conference is open to students who:

  • Are currently registered in an undergraduate or graduate program at a U.S. college or university; and
  • Have conducted undergraduate or graduate research in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference

October 19-21, 2023

Spokane, Washington

Society for the Advancing of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference

October 26-28, 2023

Portland, Oregon


NASA Minority Serving Institution Exchange

Signup for the MSI Exchange Newsletter at (https://msiexchange.nasa.gov/subscribe) MSI Exchange.
The Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Exchange is a tool that supports your search for innovative and diverse academic collaborators by curating STEM offerings and capability statements of MSIs nationwide. The MSI Exchange can inform partnerships for teaming opportunities and competitive federal awards such as contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants.
The user-friendly interface and mobile-responsive design makes the MSI Exchange the ideal search tool for:
  • Researchers, scientists, engineers, and innovators seeking diverse academic collaborators with capabilities that can be leveraged in mission work. Helps NASA researchers seeking partners for mission focused research through Cooperative Agreement Notices (CANs), Space Act Agreements (SAAs), Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer.
  • Prime and small business contractors seeking diverse academic collaborators for mission work and Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) projects.
  • Higher education faculty seeking diverse research collaborators for competitive awards.
STEM education, research, innovation and entrepreneurship are vital to bolstering and maintaining a strong U.S. economy and a competitive workforce. To increase innovation, NASA leverages diversity to tap into underutilized resources. The awareness created by the MSI Exchange can facilitate collaboration that contributes to NASA’s mission while strengthening technical capacity at MSIs, and building a diverse and competitive workforce for NASA and the Nation.
The MSI Exchange is maintained by the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). For more information, review our list of Frequently Asked Questions.