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SMSE Celebrates AAPI

SMSE Reflections: Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month across the nation, it is imperative that we engage in a very intentional dialogue that addresses diversity, equity and inclusion head on. This month, we pause not only to recognize the rich cultural heritage and contributions by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in shaping our nation, but also to discuss triumphs and often underreported challenges, in a conscious effort to elevate awareness and knowledge about the AAPI community. We, at USD’s Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, asked students, alumni, faculty and staff who identify as AAPI to share their experiences and personal reflections in their quest for finding community.