Diversity and Inclusion

Interior view of the School of Engineering

As a department we seek an inclusive environment that recognizes individuals for their ideas, respects people for their differences, and actively encourages participation by students of diverse learning approaches and backgrounds. Toward this goal, mechanical engineering faculty and staff have developed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan that will engage students to accomplish:

  • Create diversity education opportunites
  • Create space for historically excluded people
  • Hire a diversity coordinator to support the ME department
  • Explore alternative evaluation methods
  • Discuss and disseminate best practices for team formation
  • Re-examine social context of curricular content
  • Promote DEI in graduate recruitment
  • Attend to systematic bias
  • Encourage culture of invited constructive criticism and the chance to apologize
  • Revise and enhance this diversity plan

Join our Slack channel

Join our TLDR channel where the Center for STEM Diversity reviews a weekly article and summarizes the key points for quick comprehension. The reading reports will begin June 5th. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this survey so that you can be added to the channel.

Questions? Contact Mafalda Gueta, Diversity Program Administrator, at Mafalda.Gueta@tufts.edu.