The Social Engineering Project, Inc. ("TSEP") is an Oakland based, 501(c)(3) tax exempt social impact venture with Stanford University designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry. TSEP achieves this end via STEM pipeline programs that lead to technical career pathways for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color ("BIPOC") and through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ("DEI") consulting for companies and organizations.
The name comes from a quote by the legendary attorney, Charles Hamilton Houston, who laid down the framework for the landmark Brown vs. The Board of Education of Topeka. He said, "A lawyer is either a social engineer or a parasite on society." Although we do not all have to be lawyers for the quote to remain true, our view is that we either are a part of the problem or a part of the solution.