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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.

Pratt Profiles: Meet Our Grad Students

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

 

Graduate Student Recruiting Incentives

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

These include:

  • 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

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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

Engineering a Community New Mentor and Mentee sign-up

11:00 am | Twinnie's

Come enjoy free Loco Pops and learn about the Pratt School of Engineering's "Engineering a Community" mentoring program. Current graduate students mentors will be present to answer questions about the program and sign-up interested graduate student mentors and sophomore undergraduate mentees. Questions? Johnna Frierson at johnna.frierson@duke.edu Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering

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"Engineering a Community" meet and greet (by invitation only)

5:00 pm | Bryan Center

Fall kick-off event for the student mentors and mentees participating in the Pratt School of Engineering "Engineering a Community" program. Food and beverages will be served. Location: The Loop in the Bryan Center

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