Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence

Standing Committee

Mission Statement

The School of Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence Committee collaborates with the School of Engineering to design and implement strategies that promote a collegial environment that advances diversity. With inclusive excellence as its core tenet, the committee’s mission is to develop activities and infrastructure that allow faculty, staff, and students to realize their full potential through an environment that is diverse, accessible, equitable and inclusive. By establishing and fostering a culture of inclusive excellence within the SoE community, the committee assists in the development of recruitment and retention strategies for underrepresented students, faculty, and staff; provides forums and learning opportunities that build mutual respect, appreciation of differences, and cross-cultural understanding.

Equity Advisor and Chair

Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Faculty Members

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Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Research Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Associate Professor
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
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Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Associate Professor
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Assistant Research Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Staff Members 

Michael Brown Assistant Dean, Access Programs, Director, EOF/EOP
Candiece White Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education/Student Services

Student Members

Alex Burr, President, Graduate Antiracism Lunch Group
Daniela Cruz, President, Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHE)
Meghna Sen, President, Minority Engineering Educational Task/National Society of Black Engineers (MEET/NSBE)
Melissa Tu, President, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Jeremy Ubina, Out in STEM (OSTEM)
Rebecca Welch, Graduate Antiracism Lunch Group
Ethan Zang, President, SoE Engineering Governing Council

Advisory Board Members

Dunbar Birnie Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Helen M. Buettner Professor and Chair, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Lisa Klein Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Monica Mazurek Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Thomas Papathomas Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Troy Shinbrot Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion Training and Workshops
  • Community Engagement
  • Graduate Recruitment, Retention and Experience, Accountability
  • Climate Survey and Subcommittee Metrics
  • Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention
  • Communications
  • Student DEI Board

Report a Bias Incident

Individuals are encourage to report bias acts so that the university can provide support, remedy, or resolution. Reporting and documenting bias acts also help the university to better understand the reality of the campus climate related to discrimination. Report a bias incident here.
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