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 Resources
Resources for Underrepresented Students: Learn about professional groups, mentoring and other opportunities for underrepresented students at Duke Engineering.
Accommodations for Disabilities: Learn about support for the needs of students, employees and visitors with disabilities.
Duke University Resources
- Diversity and Inclusion Resources at Duke
- Duke Office for Institutional Equity
- Duke Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
- Quick Facts about Duke Students
If you’d like more information about diversity and inclusion at Duke Engineering, please contact us.
Diversity & Inclusion Events
11:30 am | Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B, room 1466This is a lunch seminar co-sponsored by the Engineering Graduate Student Coucil and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering. The goal of the seminar is to highlight the broader impacts of graduate student research within the Pratt School of Engineering. Four student speakers will be selected to present and will be judged on content/articulation of broader impacts, organization, and overall presentation. In this way, students practice science communication skills and showcase the tangible societal impacts of research as engineers in the local and global community. Please use the link below to submit abstract. Deadline: Thursday, February 15th Presenters will be notified by Monday, February 19th The 1st place winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and 2nd place will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. **This seminar has been approved for 2 Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) credits by the Graduate School**
5:00 pm | Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Auditorium, Room 107Please join us for Pratt's annual Women's History Month event, Women of Inspiration: How The Power Of One Can Impact Our World on Wednesday, March 28th. For the second year in a row, we are holding an event to highlight the accomplishments of women in STEM and raise awareness of little known historical contributions to STEM fields. This year we will be screening the movie "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks". Henrietta Lacks was an African American tobacco farmer whose cells-taken without her knowledge in 1951-became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet her story has remained virtually unknown until recent years. In the spirit of acknowledging the important contributions women have made to science and medicine in the past and present, we are honored to highlight the innovative work of Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam, Robert W. Carr, Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Dr. Carla Brady, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Duke University Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology. These two faculty members are making significant contributions to their field and using their research to advance women's health in very different ways. Dr. Ramanujam and Dr. Brady will share their inspiring stories, impactful research, and participate in a discussion with the audience prior to screening the film.
3:30 pm | Penn PavilionThe second annual showcase event will feature talks, posters, awards and a 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.