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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.

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.

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

Supporting a Speak Up Culture at Duke

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Trent Semans Center for Health Education - Great Hall

Presenter: Geeta Swamy, Mary Klotman, Leigh Goller and others

The Duke Office of Scientific Integrity invites you to join an open discussion about the importance of the speak up culture in research communities. RSVP at the link: http://duke.is/RLkYUS Fulfills the Responsible Conduct of Research Requirement for Faculty & Staff

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Bass Connections Showcase 2020

3:30 pm to 6:00 pm Penn Pavilion

Come learn more about Bass Connections and find out what these research teams of faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and community partners have accomplished this year. This annual event features a poster session, lightning talks and a reception.

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International Science of Team Science Conference 2020

301 W Morgan St, Durham, NC 27701

The 11th annual conference of the International Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS) comes to Duke in 2020! Save the date to join us! Interested in presenting your work at SciTS 2020? The Call for Abstracts is open October 1 - December 1, 2019. Learn more and submit your abstract here: https://www.inscits.org/call-for-abstracts-2020

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