Incoming Graduate Student Welcome Workshop

The Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion is hosting a two-day, in-person workshop at Penn State University Park to welcome incoming graduate students. Join us to meet fellow incoming and current graduate students, faculty, and staff, as well as to learn about available resources in the College of Engineering and across University Park.

Friday, August 27

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Picnic
(Sunset Park – 850 McKee St., State College)

Saturday, August 28

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
(220 Hammond)

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote Address
(220 Hammond)

Dr. Tonya Peeples
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
College of Engineering

11:00 – 11:10 a.m.

11:10 – noon
Building Your Network at Penn State
(220 Hammond)

Dr. Stephanie Danette Preston
Associate Dean for Graduate Educational Equity
The Graduate School

Dr. Lauren Griggs
Director, Multicultural Engineering Program
College of Engineering

Dr. Cindy Reed
Assistant Director, Student Research and Graduate Equity
College of Engineering

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
(Foundry Park)

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions with Current Graduate Students
(220 Hammond)

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Faculty Perspectives on Community
(220 Hammond)

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Concluding Remarks
(220 Hammond)

COVID-19 INFORMATION: Your presence at this program, event, or activity indicates your agreement to adhere to all University policies, including health and safety policies such as masking if applicable, and your acknowledgement that you are voluntarily participating in this program, event, or activity. You further acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and assume any and all risk of exposure to or infection by it or any variant thereof, including, without limitation, personal injury, illness, severe complications, permanent disability, and/or death.

Contact Information:

  • Cindy Reed, Ph.D.
    Assistant Director of Student Research and Graduate Equity

  • The registration form is now closed. Please email Dr. Cindy Reed at if you would like to attend.


Founded to serve students from groups underrepresented in engineering, the Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion assists College of Engineering students, faculty, and staff with equity and inclusion engagement. The center leads the implementation of evidence-based best practices to support student belonging and degree attainment, while also encouraging involvement with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion programs and organizations. All are welcome!

Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion

College of Engineering

112 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4287