Rik’s Mind Podcast Episode #60

What an interesting interview! I expected we would delve more into my research, but the topic quickly went to something I rarely get the chance to explore: convincing a non-union, apprehensive worker that unions are – in fact – a good thing. A great conversation across and between many ideological stances. Thank you for having me on the show, Rik! Check it out: https://www.riksmind.com/listen/60andreahaverkamp

Creating Inclusive Scholarships with SWE Hawaiian Islands

If you are attending the annual conference this weekend, check out this session on Saturday, October 23rd!

This is Julie Yip’s wonderful and succinct summary from LinkedIn:

Last year, I had the honor of befriending the Society of Women Engineers Hawaiian Islands and supporting their work to establish on an endowed memorial scholarship honoring Mae Nakatani Nishioka, the first woman engineer in Hawai’i.

This year, we get the share Mae’s life and our story at the Global SWE Conference. We will be speaking Saturday, October 23rd at 10:45-11:45am Pacific Time virtually and with a live chat.

What is unique and important about this SWE chapter is its:
– Inclusion of all gender identities in engineering and technology, such as Native Hawaiian Māhū, transgender, nonbinary, and more
– Acknowledgement and cherishing of Native Hawaiian culture
– Open criteria of community college students and a minimum 2.0 GPA  
– Transition from small-scale DIY fundraising to sustainable endowment
– Recognition and gratitude for Mae’s contributions as being “the first”

Check out the scholarship website here: http://hi.swe.org/scholarships.html

See you at the conference!

SWE Podcast on Nonbinary Student Experiences with Dr. Haverkamp

“In this SWE Diverse episode, Alexa Jakob, lead of SWE’s LGBTQ+ and Allies Affinity Group, speaks with Dr. Andrea Haverkamp. Listen as they discuss Dr. Haverkamp’s research on the experiences of nonbinary students in engineering.” – check it out here!

https://alltogether.swe.org/2021/06/pride-month-podcast-nonbinary-students/

Quoted in Washington Post: Amid pandemic, graduate student workers are winning long-sought contracts

Union protesters march at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., in 2019, over what organizers said were increasing incidents of harassment and discrimination. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

“People are fighting because in this pandemic and this austerity period in higher education, it’s fight or flight,” said Andrea Haverkamp, the president of the Coalition of Graduate Employees at Oregon State, where she is a doctoral candidate and graduate research assistant in environmental engineering. “When push comes to shove, workers stick up for themselves.”

Read the whole article here!

Podcast interview with Laborwave

LaborWave Radio · Waste After The Revolution

So very honored and delighted to be interviewed by Laborwave, a thought provoking and engaging leftist theory and news podcast. Here is a description from their website:

“After the Revolution is inspired by the desire to offer more than a diagnosis of what is wrong with today by focusing on what we might be able to bring about instead. Each episode within this series will begin by highlighting the importance of considering one particular feature of society, then imagining what it might look like after the revolution, and finally offering some ideas on how we get to this revolutionary society.”

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“A lot of the challenges I run into are a level of political disengagement in engineering”

I am so grateful for the write up about my research and activism done by Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

Andrea Haverkamp is a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering, with a minor in Queer Studies at Oregon State University. Her work is in engineering education, which explores the student and faculty experiences in engineering, right from curriculum to learning practices and pedagogy and also looks at diversity, inclusion and equity in the classroom.

Haverkamp is also President of the Coalition of Graduate employees (CGE), representing over 1800 graduate employees at OSU, “I think labor union activism is a critical action-oriented feminist praxis,” she says.

Read the article here, or click through for the text below.

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KMUZ Labor Report with Andrea Haverkamp of the Coalition of Graduate Employees at OSU

I recently spoke on KMUZ Community Radio in Salem, Oregon about how labor unions are fighting for reform in higher education and how this connects to creating a just, equitable, and socially minded campus community.

Adapted excerpt after the jump – check the link here:
KMUZ Willamette Wakeup Labor Report with Andrea Haverkamp

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Boots Riley On Power, Art, and the Radical Dr. King

Audio of the event – Click Here

Transcript February 2, 2020

Laborwave Radio presents a reproduction of audio from a live discussion between Boots Riley and Andrea Haverkamp. The event was organized by the Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE 6069) and King Legacy Advisory Board (KLAB) to honor the legacy of the radical Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and the 20th Anniversary of CGE.

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Feminist Killjoy with Andrea Haverkamp

Branching Out

Welcome to our debut episode of Branching Out! This week, I talked to Andrea Haverkamp about gender dynamics in engineering. Listen to the audio from this episode HERE!

You can find Andrea at:SJ Engineers. The sources we reference in this episode are:

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Advancing Nonbinary & Transgender Engineering Students at SWE Hawaiian Islands

I am so happy to share the full video and my slides from the May 25th 2019 SWE Hawaiian Islands event titled “More Work To Do in STEM for Diversity and Inclusion – A Conversation on Underrepresented Genders.” The event was so wonderful and opened up space to discuss Māhū gender in Native Hawaiian culture, (de)colonization and gender activism, trans & nonbinary experiences and identities, and where organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers can go to advance inclusion and support.

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