DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Personal and professional values in the College of Engineering

The students, scholars and staff in the College of Engineering are united in our common desire to make the world a better place. We are firmly committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion that will allow everyone to realize their full potential. As a College, we acknowledge and are actively working to address any systemic barriers of prejudice that may exist within the engineering community and society at large. Our actions align with the goals of the engineering and computer science organizations and accrediting bodies that set the bar for personal and professional excellence in our vital disciplines.

Diversity

We define diversity as the condition of having different fundamental characteristics or being composed of differing elements; the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.

Equity

We define equity as the condition of having justice according to natural law or right, specifically the freedom from bias or favoritism or inconsistent treatment.

Inclusion

We define inclusion as the act, activities, and policies of including or the state of being included.

DEI news

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NASA astronaut Eileen Collins shares stories at Women in Space event

Selected for the astronaut program in 1990, Collins was the first woman to pilot the space shuttle Discovery

Eight women standing in row indoors, a window behind them showing the low light of early evening.

Engineering alumna shares her story at Society of Women Engineers event

Carolyn Barbash delivers keynote address at Evening with Industry

Five students sitting on chairs, facing left frame of the photo. A seated woman and man are in the background.

Connection key to supporting Black engineering students

New chapter of National Society of Black Engineers closes out its first semester at the University

Photo gallery

  • Students and engineering professionals networked at the Society of Women Engineers Evening with Industry event Feb. 29, 2024.
  • Engineering Associate Dean Indira Chatterjee, fourth from right, poses with members of the student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers at the Feb. 29, 2024 Evening with Industry event.
  • Members of the Society of Women Engineers student chapter pose at the check-in table at the Evening with Industry event, Feb. 29, 2024.
  • Members of the University's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers at a group meeting. The chapter organized in fall 2023.
  • Engineering Dean Erick Jones, right, addresses members of the University's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers at a Nov. 30, 2023 meeting.
  • The College of Engineering participated the Nov. 17, 2023 College of Science event at the Makerspace@DeLaMare Library celebrating International Day of LGBTQIA+ People in STEM Day.
  • The University's Aerospace Club, advised by Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Aditya Nair, worked with Women in Aviation Sierra Battle Born chapter to host Girls in Aviation Day Sept. 23, 2023 at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
  • Engineering Associate Dean Indira Chatterjee, second from left, and attendees of the Society of Women Engineers' Evening with Industry event are seen in this February 2023 photo.
  • Engineering Dean Erick Jones, right, speaks with participants at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Evening with Industry Event in February 2023.
  • Engineering Dean Erick Jones speaks to members of the Society of Women Engineers and students from the Truckee Meadows Community College at a Dec. 2, 2022 event to support transfer students at the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Participants in the Dec. 2, 2022, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)-Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) event work on a hands-on activity.
  • The College of Engineering and its partners offered Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Feb. 24, 2022.
  • Two participants at Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Feb. 24, 2022 at the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Autumn Cuellar, inaugural recipient of the International Women's Day Award for Inclusive Practices, with her mentor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering Associate Professor Dave Feil-Seifer are seen in this 2021 photo.
  • An April 30, 2021 check presentation established the IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship to support undergraduates studying civil, environmental or electrical engineering. From left to right: Flynn Ginty; former Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis; Jeff Foerste; Krishna Pagilla, chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Morayma Da Silva; Angela Hudgens.

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Gabrielle Bachand
Gabrielle Bachand
Lecturer She, her, hers
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SEM 240
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Mehdi Etezadi-Amoli
Professor
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SEM 328
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Cahit Evrensel
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PE 220
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Chris Moran
Marketing specialist
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Maryam Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh
Assistant Professor
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WPEB 207
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Keri Ryan
Keri Ryan
E.W. McKenzie Foundation Endowed Professor; Graduate Program Director; Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs
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SEM 227
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Syreeta  Williams
Syreeta Williams
Coordinator, Academic Success She, her, hers
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SEM 253B
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