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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 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.

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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

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

Best of Biddle virtual series presents Ciompi Quartet: "Spiritual Voices"

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm Online

Online at Watch the video trailer: The complete program is online at In celebration of Juneteenth 2021, the Ciompi Quartet and Electric Earth Concerts will present a major work of Olly Wilson (1937-2018): "A City Called Heaven" for large ensemble. Also on the program is "Grist for the Mill," a work by Duke composer Anthony Kelley, who earned his Ph.D. studying with Wilson; Mark Kuss's arrangement of "7 Spirituals and Work Songs of the United States"; and Ben Johnston's "Amazing Grace" quartet, which takes the archetypal hymn as the basis for a wild and deeply moving journey. Professor Kelley will introduce the program. In addition to the Ciompi Quartet (Eric Pritchard, violin; Hsiao-mei Ku, violin; Jonathan Bagg, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello) performers include Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Laura Gilbert, flute; Michael Williams, percussion; Chris Leonard, percussion; Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano; and Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant, conducting "A City Called Heaven."

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CMA: Milkshakes Summer Social

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Bryan Center - Multicultural Center

Stop by the Center for Multicultural Affairs Patio and enjoy a tasty milkshake to kick-off summer solstice!

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Inclusion of Diverse Participants in Pragmatic Clinical Trials: Meeting Participants Where They Are – Outreach, Trust, and Consent to Maximize Diversity

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Webcast

Guest Moderator: Emily O'Brien, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences Duke Clinical Research Institute Duke University School of Medicine Panel: Jonathan Jackson, PhD Executive Director Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School Judith Schlaeger, PhD, CNM, LAc, FAAN Associate Professor, Department of Human Development Nursing Science University of Illinois Chicago Stacy Sterling, DrPH, MSW, MPH Research Scientist Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Northern California Topic: Inclusion of Diverse Participants in Pragmatic Clinical Trials: Meeting Participants Where They Are - Outreach, Trust, and Consent to Maximize Diversity To join the online meeting: Go to

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CMA Game Day Social

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Bryan Center - Multicultural Center

Are you game? Join us for a fun day of outdoor games in our CMA: Patio!

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Inclusion of Diverse Participants in Pragmatic Clinical Trials: Maximizing Diversity in PCTs – What Can We Learn From Implementation Trials?

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Webcast

Guest Moderator: David Chambers, DPhil Deputy Director for Implementation Science Office of the Director in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Panel: Amanda Midboe, PhD Center for Innovation to Implementation U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Chair of the Implementation Science Work Group for the NIH-DOD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory Anne Trontell, MD, MPS Associate Director Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science Program Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) To join the online meeting: Go to

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