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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
8:30 am to 9:30 am The Fitzpatrick Center 3240B (MEMP Suite)
Presenter: Lisa Val Verde (MEM '08)Lisa Val Verde (bio below) will talk with students about working in engineering roles as a woman and how to best support women in the engineering field. Lisa Val Verde is an experienced business leader and an alum of Duke's Master of Engineering Management program. As Medtronic's Marketing Manager for the Asia Pacific, she oversees $42M in regional business and sales performance, alongside the regional business director. She's forged strategic partnerships to drive key business development activities - including clinical study to establish a new model of patient care, commercial pilots, and an artificial intelligence development program. Previously, Lisa was the principal global product manager at Medtronic, where she drove new product adoption and global growth through commercial excellence. She is a co-founder of Wildernest, a company that supports female entrepreneurship. In addition to her master's degree in engineering management from Duke University, she has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of California-Santa Barbara. Location A light breakfast will be provided.
3:30 pm to 6:00 pm Penn PavilionCome learn more about Bass Connections and find out what these research teams of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and community partners have accomplished this year. This annual event features a poster session, lightning talks and a reception.
301 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701The 11th annual conference of the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS) comes to Duke in 2020! Save the date to join us! Interested in presenting your work at SciTS 2020? The Call for Abstracts is open October 1 - December 1, 2019. Learn more and submit your abstract here: https://www.inscits.org/call-for-abstracts-2020