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Supporting Diversity, Equity 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 groups, 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.

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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

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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 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 translating 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

"...Waiting to Be Discovered...": A Conversation Between Historian Adriane Lentz-Smith and Poet Crystal Simone Smith

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Online

Presenter: Adriane Lentz-Smith and Crystal Simone Smith

This event is part of a series accompanying the exhibition "'To stand by the side of Freedom': Abraham Lincoln and 19th Century America," on view at the Rubenstein Library through May 14, 2022. Join us for an exploration of the role of art in creating knowledge and narratives about slavery, the Civil War, and freedom struggles in the United States. Professor Adriane Lentz-Smith will bring her insights as a historian to bear as she guides this conversation with professor and poet Crystal Simone Smith. This discussion coincides with the anniversary of the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment on December 6, 1865. Please register to attend.

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Mary Lou Celebrates Kwanzaa

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Mary Lou Williams Center

Join us for an educational experience and learn about the history and traditions of Kwanzaa. *Hot Cocoa & cookies served at the end*

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Global Conversations in the Student Wellness Center

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Student Wellness Center Room 123

Come join us for English conversations on cultural perspectives, world news, local events, and more. This group meets Tuesdays from 1:00-1:50PM. This session will be in the Student Wellness Center, Room 123, 1st Floor, DuWell/DukeReach Suite. International and domestic students, scholars, and staff are all welcome! No registration is necessary. Questions? Contact Rene Caputo, r.caputo@duke.edu.

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The IDEALS Office Mentoring Up Workshop Series - Agency in the Graduate School Socialization Process

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Virtual

Presenter: Joel Dalton & Rosie Jones

Join Joel Dalton and Rosie Jones from the Roy and Diana Vagelos Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis as they lead a session on agency in the graduate school socialization process. In this session, participants will be exposed to the process of socialization, determine intentional ways to claim your socialization process in graduate school and academia, identify important socialization pieces to meet your goals, and compare what you are able to contribute to community socialization and what you need from community socialization. This session is open to all trainees and will take an active-learning approach, so please be prepared to have video and audio capability in Zoom.

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The IDEALS Office Mentoring Up Workshop Series - Agency in the Graduate School Socialization Process

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Virtual

Presenter: Joel Dalton & Rosie Jones

Join Joel Dalton and Rosie Jones from the Roy and Diana Vagelos Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis as they lead a session on agency in the graduate school socialization process. In this session, participants will be exposed to the process of socialization, determine intentional ways to claim your socialization process in graduate school and academia, identify important socialization pieces to meet your goals, and compare what you are able to contribute to community socialization and what you need from community socialization. This session is open to all trainees and will take an active-learning approach, so please be prepared to have video and audio capability in Zoom.

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