• 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. Both Cuellar and Feil-Seifer are members of the College of Engineering's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
  • Kelly Cross recently named one of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America. Cross is the Co-Chair of the College of Engineering's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.
  • An April 30, 2021 check presentation established the IEA Women & Minority in Construction Scholarship to support undergraduates studying civil, environmental or electrical engineering. Pictured, left to right: Flynn Ginty, Director of Development, College of Engineering; Manos Maragakis, Dean, College of Engineering and Chair of the College of Engineering's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee; Jeff Foerste, President, American Civil Constructors, West Coast; Krishna Pagilla, Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Ralph E. and Rose A. Hoeper Professor; Morayma Da Silva, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, IEA; Angela Hudgens, Vice President of Human Resources, IEA. (Photo by Isaac Hoops)

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.

The College of Engineering's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The College of Engineering's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee is dedicated to advancing the professional and personal values of the College through training, advocacy and support of the members of the College.

Our Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan represents our guiding principles and our initiatives to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the College.

Our Committee Members

Our members represent a cross-section of the College.