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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

Coffee Chat with Office of Diversity and Inclusion

9:30 am | Twinnie's

Faculty and students are invited to drop by to meet informally with the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering (ODIE) to discuss topics related to climate, culture, and community at Pratt School of Engineering. Free coffee and pastries served.

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¿Positively Impacting the Lives & Experiences of LGBTQIA+ Students in Engineering¿

11:30 am | Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B, room 1466

At this workshop, Duke Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity experts will provide information on identities related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, as well as provide tools for creating a more welcoming and inclusive culture. Lunch will be served for registered attendees. RSVP by Monday, April 1st.

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The Broader Impacts of Our Research: A Competitive Seminar

1:00 pm | Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464

The Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC) and The Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering are co-hosting the second annual competitive seminar Thursday, February 21st from 11:45 - 1:30 PM in Schiciano B (lunch @11:45 AM) regarding the broader impacts of graduate student research within the Pratt School of Engineering. Selected student presenters will compete for a prize of $100! Abstract submission and details: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e8sNTsgZxfKvirH RSVP: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4IbhAIUPIsy5OVT This event has been approved for 2 RCR credits.

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Coffee Chat with Office of Diversity and Inclusion

9:30 am | Twinnie's

Faculty and students are invited to drop by to meet informally with the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering (ODIE) to discuss topics related to climate, culture, and community at Pratt School of Engineering. Free coffee and pastries served.

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