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Perhaps another collaborator as I work on diversity. Honestly, when we make the social changes necessary to support more women entering and staying in engineering, we are most likely to be successful if these changes increase accessibility to all: all genders, all cultures. From the ASEE aggregator:

ABC News (5/16) profiles former “US Navy Nuke” Barry Cordero, who “never heard of engineering as a child” when he was growing up “poor in the South Side of Chicago as the descendant of immigrants from both Mexico and Germany.” The article describes Cordero’s Navy service, noting that he “decided to pursue a bioengineering degree” after leaving the Navy, and in July 2013 “was named president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.” The piece quotes Cordero saying, “Engineering is still not that known in the Latino community. We have a very difficult problem with them achieving and becoming an engineer or scientist.”