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Read.Watch.Listen. Season of Giving 2022

November 2022 Issue

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

Welcome to the next installment of Read.Watch.Listen. This month, we focus on charitable acts as a way to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion. As we enter the season of giving once more, we are choosing to highlight another set of engineering and STEM organizations that inspire and enable underserved communities to participate in STEM fields. We hope these stories will inspire you to give back with your time (volunteering and mentoring), your organizations (firm sponsorship), and/or through financial contributions. Please also consider ways to support the NCSEA Foundation, a nonprofit initiative established in 2020 with the goal of supporting and furthering NCSEA’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Read more about it here (on page 7). And take a look at the 2021 and 2020 Season of Giving posts for more inspiring organizations!

We’re also celebrating National Native American Heritage Month. Check out last year’s post to learn more, and be sure to check out the “Listen” resource below!

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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.

These organizations were selected because they align with NCSEA’s Call to Action. If you would like to suggest additional organizations for future columns, please send recommendations to


"Start by solving the problem you want to solve" with Cynthia Chapple - Medium

Throughout 2022, Read.Watch.Listen has highlighted the experiences of Black women in STEM fields. As part of the season of giving, we wanted to share an organization that encourages black girls to pursue STEM degrees and envisions equitable representation of black women across all STEM fields. In this article, the founder of Black Girls Do STEM discusses her experiences and motivation to start this organization.


What is oSTEM? - oSTEM on Air

In the June 2022 issue, Read.Watch.Listen honored Pride Month. As part of the season of giving, we wanted to highlight an organization that provides a community for LGBTQ students and professionals in STEM fields. oSTEM provides career empowerment, networking events, scholarships, and graduate school application assistance for queer engineers and scientists. This brief video provides an overview of oSTEM and shares the importance of this organization for its members.


How Sarah EchoHawk and AISES Paves a Way for Indigenous People in STEM - Diverse: A SWE Podcast

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is dedicated to increasing representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in STEM fields and helping Indigenous peoples thrive in those careers. AISES provides support to students and professionals through scholarships, educational opportunities, internships, and national and regional conferences. In this episode of the Society for Women Engineer’s Diverse Podcast, Sarah EchoHawk, CEO of AISES, discusses AISES’s contributions to furthering Indigenous representation in STEM careers, and how Allies can help.


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

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