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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion make for better engineers—and a better experience for engineering students.

That’s why Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering embraces diversity and inclusion in the classroom and in the laboratory—whether that’s racial, ethnic, sexual or gender diversity. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Duke Engineering offers many opportunities for underrepresented minorities, from student groups to fellowships, to recruitment incentives, to events and activities that celebrate the diversity of our entire community.

Pratt Profiles: Meet Our Grad Students

Read about the experiences some of our students have had at Duke Engineering.

Recruitment Incentives and Financial Resources

Fellowships and Scholarships for Underrepresented Students: Available to doctoral students

Graduate Student Recruiting Incentives: We offer aggressive packages of fellowships, scholarships, and incentives to PhD and MS students from underrepresented groups, including women and persons with disabilities. Application fee waivers are also available.

Diversity-Focused Groups for Grad Students

Group of students at the Bouchet Society dinner

BioCORE: BioCORE is designed to unify and enrich the bioscience community across Duke. It is committed to increasing every aspect of diversity within Duke’s bioscience community.

Bouchet Society: The Duke University Bouchet Society primarily supports underrepresented minority graduate students in the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics 

Samuel Dubois Cook Society: Named in honor of the first black professor to be hired Duke University, the Samuel Dubois Cook Society is committed to translate the promise and potential of African Americans into fulfillment and actuality, and to seek to improve relations among persons of all backgrounds.

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Diversity & Inclusion Events

2018 Annual WiSE Symposium

12:30 pm | Teer 203

This year's WiSE symposium will focus on STEM equity and access, featuring Dr. Renetta Tull, Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at UMBC. Dr. Tull will give the keynote address about why so few women and minorities hold senior positions in academia and beyond. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the same topic featuring Dean Jacqueline Looney (Duke Graduate School), Dr. Elaine Hubal (Acting Director, Computational Exposure Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), and Ms. Victoria Thio (Watson Financial Services Sector Cloud Delivery and Operations Manager, IBM). The symposium will end with a poster session and happy hour for Duke researchers of all levels to share their work. Lunch, coffee, and happy hour beverages will be provided. Please see attached flyer or our website for more details. RSVP to the keynote and/or panel! Apply to present a poster here!

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