UNC Charlotte has always been committed to an explicit policy and active program of engaging diverse and underrepresented groups. The goal of these efforts has been to increase interest in STEM disciplines and awareness of careers in the transportation fields. Historically, these efforts have targeted a broad range of diverse groups:
- Summer Program to Increase Diversity in Undergraduate Research: Introduces Minority high school students to opportunities in transportation.
- Black and Hispanic Engineers and Minority Women: Leverage existing relationships with National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and Society of Women in Engineering, etc.
In order for the transportation workforce to reflect the diversity of the national workforce pool, CAMMSE will continue to pursue the development of innovative programs to encourage new entrants, particularly those from groups currently underrepresented in the field. The following table provides a number of committed activities for CAMMSE to increase diversity participation. Through this participation, it is expected that the Center will increase interest in STEM disciplines and raise awareness of transportation-related careers amongst underrepresented groups.
|Increase STEM interest||
|Increase underrepresented groups and encourage minority institutions||
|Raise awareness of transportation careers||