ECAP Seminar Series

2The ECAP (Engineering Career Awareness Program) seminar series is designed to teach all students, faculty, and staff the importance of diversity at the University of Arkansas.  We feel that an open dialogue which leads to action is essential to a culture of diversity and inclusion.  This seminar series is part of the Maddox Lecture Series.

Past Panels & Seminars: 

Jennifer Curtis

This seminar was presented by Jennifer Sinclair Curtis; Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering at University of California, Davis. Read her bio.

Seminar was held November 15,  2018, Faulkner Performing Arts, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Women in STEM Panel  

This panel discussed the challenges of increasing the number of women in STEM.  Panel was chaired by Haley Knighten (undergraduate) and included panel members: Yvette Murphy-Erby (Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Arkansas), Jamie Hestekin (Chemical Engineering Professor), Kalen Spate (Multistrandz), Kerry Gaston (Mechanical Engineering Supervisor at Arkansas Nuclear One- Entergy), and Susan McKenzie (Senior Electrical Design Engineer-Entergy).  

Panel was held November 14,  2018, GEAR 258, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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The Power of Diversity in Moving the Planet Forward
Dr. Felecia Nave, Prairie View A&M
Dr. Nora Savage, National Science Foundation
Payton Head, public speaker
Dr. Jamie Hestekin, University of Arkansas (moderator)

To move the planet forward we need to improve efforts and public policies around diversity and inclusion, in particular in fields related to the hard sciences. How can we create systems, organizations and leadership opportunities that encourage more women and ethnic minorities to enter science-based fields, find their voice, or go into leadership positions? This panel will feature three champions of diversity and inclusion: Dr. Felecia Nave is the former Provost of Prairie View A&M; Dr. Nora Savage is an environmental engineer and program director at the National Science Foundation; and, Payton Head is a national speaker, campus inclusion consultant, and alum of University of Missouri. Dr. Jamie Hestekin, Diversity and Inclusion Core Team Senior Fellow at the University of Arkansas will moderate

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Jennifer Shelton - Upcoming NSF EPSCoR Opportunities
Seminar was held February 12,  ENGR 209, 9:00 am - 10:00 am.



Jakym Battle - Bio - 'Reshaping the Culture: A Discussion on STEM Culture and Responsibility'
Seminar was held January 29, at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. 3:00 - 4:00 PM. Click title above to be re-directed to the live stream.



Dr. Felecia Nave, Provost, Prairie View A&M. Click the link below to watch.
'I Belong Here: I Belong Here: Transforming Engineering Education Environments into Inclusive and Diverse Cultures'