The mission of the ASCE diversity committee is to enhance access to the profession for minorities; to empower existing members to become visible mentors and counteract historical imbalances in the workforce; and to demonstrate that diversity and inclusion contribute to a healthy, productive work environment.
The committee meets on the fourth Monday of every other month from noon to 1:00 PM. Meetings alternate between different locations in Seattle and the HNTB office in Bellevue.
The Diversity Committee provides a great venue for engineering professionals in the Seattle area to get to know each other, socialize, and actively promote diversity and inclusiveness within the Society and the profession.
"Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day." - Author Unknown
2012-2013 Workforce Re-entry Scholarship Award (By ASCE Diversity Committee)
The Workforce Re-entry Scholarship Award was established by the ASCE Diversity Committee to provide a candidate trying to reenter the Civil Engineering profession, with an opportunity for continuing education through difficult economic times, or life transitions. This award is in line with ASCE National’s mission to enhance access to the profession, assess diversity trends within the civil engineering profession, develop solutions to improve diversity relations, and actively promote inclusiveness within the Society and the profession.
The Workforce Re-entry Scholarship is awarded by the Seattle Section. The application must be sent by the 5th of the month prior to course registration deadline, and announcement of the recipient will be made at the section meeting following award. The scholarship is in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500).