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Cornell University


Shaping Transformative Research on Identity and Diversity in Engineering


Who We Are

When coming up for a name for our research group, we spent a lot of time figuring out who we wanted to be and how we wanted to represent ourselves.

We are passionate about changing the culture of engineering through research to make the discipline more inclusive of all types of people across the spectrum from K-12 through higher education and into engineering industry. We investigate how diverse people develop identities as engineers and how their social identities impact their inclusion, persistence, and feelings of belongingness in engineering.

Diversity, in our research, is framed not only as social constructions of race, gender, and class, but more broadly to include more hidden or latent forms of diversity including: sexual orientation, gender expression, and affective and attitudinal profiles.

We believe that having a broad representation of people in engineering makes engineering solutions and culture better. Our acronym, STRIDE, captures the large, forward motion that we plan to enact in engineering through our research, rather than incremental change. We Shape Transformative Research on Identity and Diversity in Engineering. We are STRIDE.

Learn more about engineering education and what it’s like to work with STRIDE on our FAQs page.