Diversity at the UI College of Engineering

The College of Engineering must ensure that it is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space for our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and stakeholders. The intellectual space in which our students thrive and where research develops must reflect and respect the diversity valued by our college community. Through our diversity efforts, we seek to grow and to learn about the ways in which we can foster difficult conversations around representation and enhance the experience of Iowa Engineers throughout their careers.

Ongoing DEI and Anti-Racism Work in the College of Engineering

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There are defining moments in history, and I believe this is one. There is a public awakening to the police violence that is killing Black Americans. We are grappling with concepts of social justice, Black Lives Matter, and anti-racism. We are talking about how every facet, aspect, and corner of our society has a role in doing the needed work to name and dismantle systemic racism—including academia broadly and the University of Iowa College of Engineering specifically. Read more.

Diversity Resources for:

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

Promotes a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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Faculty and Staff

Diversity resources, contacts, and information for Faculty and Staff.
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Students

Diversity resources, contacts, and information for Students.
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Community

Diversity has broader impacts on the state of Iowa and the world.

Student Diversity Organizations

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Women in Science and Engineering Ambassadors

The WISE Ambassadors is a community of undergraduate and graduate women studying in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors.
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

This national organization is dedicated to the advancement of Hispanic people in the fields of Engineering, Math and Sciences.
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National Society of Black Engineers

Increasing the number of culturally responsible Black engineers and scientists who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
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Out In Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Prroviding LGBT+ individuals in STEM majors the resources they need for community, self-exploration, and professional development that is not offered in other spheres of campus life.
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Society of Women Engineers

SWE gives women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry.

The world is rich with diversity, which is reflected in the observances celebrated by its various cultures and populations. Knowledge of diversity holidays and celebrations can enhance diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Upcoming Diversity Events

Virtual Discussions

Monday, November, 30 - 2:00 pm

We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities each month that focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of...

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Book Talk with Rhondda Robinson Thomas, author of Call My Name, Clemson: Documenting the Black Experience in an American University Community

Monday, November, 30 - 4:00 pm

Join Rhondda Robinson Thomas, Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature, Clemson University, as she discusses her new book, Call My Name, Clemson: Documenting the Black Experience in an American...

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Virtual Discussions

Tuesday, December, 1 - 9:00 am

We will be hosting various virtual discussion opportunities each month that focus on a different topic and provide various medium options to engage. Available options include engaging with one of...

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