Lab Meetings

Our lab meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty at Michigan! We hope that you’ll join us if you find one of the topics interesting.

Upcoming Lab Meetings

All lab meetings will be held from 11 am – 12 pm in 2006 FXB and over Zoom. For the Zoom link, please contact Betsy Strehl at [email protected].

October 11, 2023
Discussant: Boomer Perry
Boomer will be leading his discussion about non-economic barriers for low-income undergraduate students. Research literature tends to focus on financial obstacles for students within higher education, so we’d like to discuss additional social, academic, or emotional influences on the low-SES undergraduate experience.

November 8, 2023
Discussant: Betsy Strehl
We will be discussing how governmental and institutional definitions of identities related to socioeconomic status and who may be left out of these groups in collegiate environments

December 13, 2023
Discussant: Em Buten
We will be discussing our own experiences regarding professional development in engineering and how those perceptions develop during our time in engineering.

Previous Lab Meetings

Fall 2023

September 13, 2023
Topic: Spaceport Development, Colonization, & Displacement
Discussant: Aria Olson

Winter 2023

April 21, 2023
Topic: Literature Review on low SES students in engineering
Discussant: Betsy Strehl

April 14, 2023
Topic: Literature review on engineering internships and co-ops
Discussant: Em Buten

March 31, 2023
Topic: Weed-out classes in engineering
Discussant: Boomer Perry

January 20, 2023
Topic: The (Mis)Framing of Social Justice: Why Ideologies of Depoliticization and Meritocracy Hinder Engineers
Discussant: Megan Ennis

Fall 2022

December 7, 2022
Topic: Pre-college engineering education
Discussant: Boomer Perry

November 9, 2022
Topic: Impact in engineering education research
Discussant: Em Buten

October 26, 2022
Topic: Being not-rich at Michigan
Discussant: Betsy Strehl

September 28, 2022
Seminar title: Inclusive engineering education through grassroots and institutional practices
Speaker: Megan Ennis