Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events

CCI is invested in education about topics that foster a culture of openness and belonging. We seek collaborations from Drexel students, faculty, professional staff and other colleagues as well as with local, region and national leaders in DEI. If you have an idea for a session or event, please submit it here

Past DEI Council Sponsored Events

Understanding the Autistic Student Experience in Higher Education
April 28, 2022

In honor of Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, the College of Computing & Informatics DEI Council and Drexel’s Autism Support Program presented a panel discussion on navigating the autistic student experience in higher education, including advice and tips from students, faculty and administrators.

A Conversation with Dr. Quincy Brown: Understanding the Gap in Female Engagement Across STEM Professions
January 12, 2022

Presented by the CCI's DEI Council, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. This virtual event featured CCI Associate Professor Michelle Rogers, PhD and alumna Quincy Brown, PhD computer science ’09, who is a senior policy advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Their conversation focused on the theme of diversity in STEM and the continuing education and employment gap for women, particularly Black women, and Latinas, as discussed in the April 2021 report by Pew Research Center, "STEM Jobs See Uneven Progress in Increasing Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity."

A Shared Commitment to Empowering Women 
March 16, 2021

The DEI Council and Drexel's Women in Computing Society hosted a panel in celebration of Women's History Month featuring panelists:

  • Marisa Porges, PhD, Head of The Baldwin School
  • Danica Pascavage, Philadelphia Lead for TechGirlz

The Success Story of Thulasi - From Poverty in India to a Full-Ride
March 31, 2021

Co-sponsored with Drexel University Women in Computing Society (WiCS).

Why You Should Learn Algorithms
April 22, 2021

Co-sponsored with Drexel University Women in Computing Society (WiCS).

U Belong
April 24, 2021

The inaugural "U Belong" event was designed to give accepted and prospective CCI students the opportunity to meet with identity-based student organizations.

Neurodiversity in Tech for Autism Acceptance Month 
April 27, 2021

Co-sponsored with Drexel's Center for Autism and Neurodiversity (CAN).

Microaggression and Bias Training for Teaching/Course Assistants
May 9-11, 2021

Hosted with Drexel's Office of Equality & Diversity.

Fighting Bias in Artificial Intelligence
May 11, 2021

Panel presented as part of the 11th Annual Philly Tech Week. Read about the event in our Stories section
Watch a recording of this event

May 27, 2021

Presented in collaboration with Drexel's chapter of oSTEM (Out in STEM).