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Supporting 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 recruiting incentives, to events and activities that celebrate the diversity of our entire community.
Duke Engineering is proud to be part of the American Society of Engineering Education’s (ASEE) Deans Diversity Initiative. We have earned the Bronze Award from the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, and its recommendation as a national exemplar.
Read about the experiences some of our students have had at Duke Engineering.
We offer aggressive packages of fellowships, scholarships, and incentives to PhD and master's students from underrepresented groups, including women and persons with disabilities. Application fee waivers are also available
- Application fee waivers
- Dean's Graduate Scholarship Program
- Sloan Scholarship Program
- Diversity Scholarships for our master's students
- Assistance with applications for external competitive fellowships
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
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm ZoomExclusive opportunity for the Duke community! Join a one-hour fireside chat with Adam Silver, Commissioner of the NBA and Duke Trustee, as he covers many pertinent, worldly topics on November 12 from 5-6 PM. Register for the Zoom webinar here ASAP to secure your spot: https://bit.ly/AdamSilver. Additional details: Common Hour is a program by the Duke Student Government that bridges the gap between students and the incredible, far-reaching Duke community. This fall's featured guest is Adam Silver T'84, Commissioner of the NBA and Duke Trustee. Join us for a fireside chat with Adam Silver on November 12th from 5-6 PM as he discusses leading the NBA during COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, his experiences at Duke, and his thoughts on leadership and serving on the Board's Undergraduate Education committee. This fall's Common Hour event is exclusively open to those in the Duke Community: all students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni. If you have any topics you would like to see Adam Silver discuss, please reach out to DSG Vice President of Academic Affairs Shrey Majmudar (email@example.com). Register here ASAP to grab your virtual seat: https://bit.ly/AdamSilver. Thank you!
10:00 am Nasher Museum of ArtThe Nasher Museum is collaborating with Duke Arts and Duke Health to present an unprecedented outdoor exhibition and public awareness campaign by nationally renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems. The project, called RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!, emphasizes the disproportionate impact of the deadly virus on the lives of communities of color, through large-scale banners and window clings, posters, street signs and more. RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! has taken shape on the exterior walls and windows of the Nasher Museum and Rubenstein Arts Center. The installation will expand along the length of the Arts Corridor, from the Sarah P. Duke Gardens gate to Campus Drive street pole banners to the Carpentry Shop (home of the MFA EDA program). Later in the fall, RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! will extend into the surrounding community.
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm VirtualJoin DUU Speakers and Stage for 'Transforming the Vote feat. Cornell William Brooks' on Monday, November 2, at 8pm via Zoom webinar. From voter suppression to the Black Lives Matter movement, Cornell will be discussing a number of topics, followed by a 15-minute audience question and answer. ABOUT CORNELL WILLIAM BROOKS A fourth-generation ordained minister, civil rights attorney, social justice activist, coalition builder and writer, Cornell Brooks served as the 18th President and CEO of the NAACP. While there, he led the organization in securing 11 victories against voter suppression in 12 months. Brooks united groups as diverse as the AFL-CIO, Sierra Club and National LGBTQ Task Force. A graduate of both Head Start and Yale Law School, Brooks is a champion of the transformative power of education and considers himself "a grandson, heir and a beneficiary" of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision argued by NAACP litigator Thurgood Marshall. He was called to the ministry while studying political science at Jackson State University, later becoming a Martin Luther King Scholar and earning a Master of Divinity from the Boston University School of Theology. Prior to joining the NAACP, Brooks was the president of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and worked as a civil rights attorney, housing and social justice advocate and as a fourth-generation minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
6:00 pm to 3:00 pm OnlineCOVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 Ethnohistory conference. In its absence, the program committee of the American Society for Ethnohistory has designed digital plenaries and workshops to address targeted issues in the current world, and these events will take place on November 4-8. The highlight of the events will be the keynote plenary session on November 4th, which will incorporate presentations by and discussions with Indigenous leaders. Note that both students and faculty affiliated with Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill may register for free without being members of the Society.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Zoom Registration is requiredIn such times of uncertainty, we understand that you may have a lot of emotions, questions, and thoughts on your mind. We've created a supportive community space for you to process your emotions and thoughts. Each space will be facilitated by staff members from Identity and Culture Centers. This is Day 1 of the Cultivating Hope in Times of Uncertainty Series.