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Read.Watch.Listen. A Year in Review 2022

December 2022 Issue

A monthly forum to share diversity, equity, and inclusion resources.

Welcome to the next installment of Read.Watch.Listen. As 2022 comes to a close, we are reflecting on our second full calendar year of Read.Watch.Listen! All of the topics explored this year are complex, and stretch far beyond the three resources that we provide each month. This month, to help expand understanding of some of these issues, we have provided three new resources, each pertaining to a different topic from 2022. We hope you will take this opportunity to revisit and dive deeper into these important topics! To review all of our previous posts, please pay a visit to the NCSEA SE3 Committee website!

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Read.Watch.Listen is a monthly forum hosted by the NCSEA SE3 Committee to share and promote conversations on diversity, equity and inclusion within the structural engineering profession. Each month, we will curate a series of articles, audio-visual and digital media to facilitate self-education in matters that affect our professional practice as structural engineers. Whether you choose to read, watch, or listen (or all three!), we hope you will join us in this important conversation.

Share your thoughts and/or recommended resources for the next issue at


Profs fear engineering exam may be 'biased' against women - Campus Reform

Inspired by upcoming changes to the SE exam, in October we explored barriers facing engineers from historically excluded groups. This article summarizes findings published in the journal Engineering Education regarding the pass rates of the PE exam.


How diverse teams drive innovation | Part 1 - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Our August post focused on ways to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion practices into our industry. This video from ASCE is a conversation with Miguel Alemañy, a chemical engineer and the board chair for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). He discusses the importance of diverse teams, how to build them, and how to overcome biases.


Being In The Minority Can Cost You And Your Company - Code Switch

In March, we shared resources about the wage gap between white and non-white engineers. This short podcast builds on this idea, highlighting research indicating that wage gaps are dependent on geography. This research shows that racial pay gaps are greater in big cities, likely due to social interactions.


This article was originally published in the December 2022 issue of NCSEA's Structural Connection newsletter. For more information, check out NCSEA's DEI Resources.

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