Oldest and Largest Diversity and Inclusion Publication Names SES One of "2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM"
The School of Engineering’s Summer Engineering Seminar (SES) is an award-winning summer program for the curious, innovative, and creative youth who want to explore the engineering field. Santa Clara University and SES are recipients of the INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award [p. 68]. This award is given to only 79 programs nationwide for “efforts to inspire and encourage a new generation of young people to consider careers in STEM through mentoring, teaching, research, and successful programs and initiatives.” The INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is the oldest and largest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. The School of Engineering and SES are deeply honored to receive such an award as we continue to do better and progress on our efforts of inclusion. “We need engineers to help solve many of the critical challenges facing our country today. This will require a diversity of ideas and approaches. We can do this by transforming engineering into an inclusive culture that is accessible to all who are interested,” said Elaine Scott, Dean of the School of Engineering. Behind the support of Dean Scott, we will continue our efforts to provide a more inclusive and diverse community and inspire leaders who will help build a more just, humane, and sustainable world. “There is still a lot that we need to improve, and SES is a program leading towards that final stepping stone,” said Ricardo Padilla, Jr., Programs Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEM.
The Summer Engineering Seminar summer program was created at Santa Clara University in 1989 to help motivate high school students to pursue the path of a science or engineering degree. As part of the School of Engineering’s overall strategic vision, the program has grown to aim at providing first-generation college students, women, and other underrepresented groups access to engineering programs and courses that may otherwise have been unavailable. In the five-day program, students are fully immersed in the college experience by living in campus dorms, assigned to student mentors, and attend faculty-facilitated workshops that span various engineering disciplines. As we continue to refine the Summer Engineering Summer, we remain dedicated to our efforts to provide a more diverse and inclusive community at the School of Engineering.
Thank you to our Summer 2022 Sponsors: The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation, and Ignatian Center McCormick Fund
Please visit the SES webpage for more information about the Summer Engineering Seminar, including the application process and eligibility requirements.