Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Engineering Program embraces diversity and fosters inclusive practices to enrich personal interactions and to enhance the quality, effectiveness, and reach of our work.  We believe that students, faculty, and staff should have equitable opportunities to pursue and advance toward their professional goals without experiencing marginalization or exclusion due to their differences.  Such differences include those that are seen and unseen, such as, but is definitely not limited to, age, belief, disability status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, and socio-economic status.  We also believe that it is our duty as engineering educators to prepare students to serve society.  Society itself is inclusive of all; therefore, our pedagogies must also embrace and encourage diverse intellectual, cultural, and social experiences to prepare future engineers to address global challenges.