Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity makes for better engineers—and a better experience for engineering students.
That’s why Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering embraces diversity 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
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.
If you’d like more information about diversity and inclusion resources at Duke Engineering, please contact us.
Diversity & Inclusion Events
4:00 pm | Krzyzewski Center for Athletic Excellence-Scharf HallJoin Bass Connections for a year-end celebration across the program's five interdisciplinary themes: Brain & Society; Information, Society & Culture; Global Health; Education & Human Development; and Energy. Five project teams will present lightning talks, many teams will display posters summarizing their research and findings, selected students will be honored with awards, and guests will enjoy a festive reception. Come learn more about Bass Connections and find out what these research teams of faculty, grad students, undergrads and community partners have accomplished this year.