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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

MEMP Seminar: Driving Corporate Social Innovation

4:00 pm | Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium

Speaker Bio: I-Sah Hsieh's job is to find innovative ways to use SAS Analytics for social good. Partnering with amazing non-profits to answer questions like: What health conditions are most prevalent amongst 300,000 displaced people in the Philippines? Can social media chatter predict unemployment spikes? Or why are migrants are using smugglers? How can we sift through 330 million rows of data in under 5 seconds to tell the UN where to source roofing materials for 46,000 families after the Nepal earthquake? How many people will be impacted by these 25 temporary power stations in Puerto Rico? He also helps steer SAS' corporate social innovation strategy in #DataForGood efforts, finding interesting projects for a small army of analytic volunteers to work on. SAS launched GatherIQ, a free mobile app that crowdsources answers for nonprofit organizations. Now ANYONE can come alongside an important cause to help! He believes that if everyone uses their skills and resources to help just one life at a time, we can all make a big difference.

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