We hope you had a great time at the NAMEPA/WEPAN 2010 conference. We encourage you to go online before April 30th and complete the conference evaluation. Your feedback will be used to help improve future conferences. To refresh your memory about any of the session see the program details.

Paige & Jahi


The National Association for Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) and the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) announce their continued partnership by hosting the fourth joint conference.  We invite you to join us at Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD from April 12-14, 2010. The conference culminates with the Awards Gala at the B&O Railroad Museum from 6-9pm on Wednesday, April 14.

The purpose of the conference is to share and investigate ideas that diversify the field of engineering through increasing the participation of women and minorities.  We are proud to announce the conference theme "Setting Sail for the Future:  Leveraging Diversity for a Stronger Crew" and the following ports that will  be highlighted at the national conference:

Port 1:  Diversity

  • Impacts on global change
  • Connection to innovation
  • How diversity is being redefined
  • Effective partnerships and diversity models

Port 2:  Policy

  • Impact on MEP and WIE and community college programs
  • Strength in separate or joint programs

Port 3:  How to get Funding

  • Where to turn for assistance
  • Key factors to include in proposals

Port 4:  Cultivating Tomorrow's Talent

  • Promotion/tenure of employees/faculty
  • Growing our graduate student populations
  • Support of undergraduate students in both community and four year colleges
  • Programs to increase K-12 students' exposure to engineering
  • Workforce development and support

Port 5:  Effective Messaging

  • Getting the word out
  • What makes an appealing message

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