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Our Commitment to 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 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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Resources for Underrepresented Students: Learn about professional groups, mentoring and other opportunities for underrepresented students at Duke Engineering.

Accommodations for Disabilities: Learn about support for the needs of students, employees, and visitors with disabilities.

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Diversity & Inclusion Events

Pratt Master's Coffee: Women in Engineering [Registration Required]

8:30 am to 9:30 am The Fitzpatrick Center 3240B (MEMP Suite)

Presenter: Lisa Val Verde (MEM '08)

Lisa Val Verde (bio below) will talk with students about working in engineering roles as a woman and how to best support women in the engineering field. Lisa Val Verde is an experienced business leader and an alum of Duke's Master of Engineering Management program. As Medtronic's Marketing Manager for the Asia Pacific, she oversees $42M in regional business and sales performance, alongside the regional business director. She's forged strategic partnerships to drive key business development activities - including clinical study to establish a new model of patient care, commercial pilots, and an artificial intelligence development program. Previously, Lisa was the principal global product manager at Medtronic, where she drove new product adoption and global growth through commercial excellence. She is a co-founder of Wildernest, a company that supports female entrepreneurship. In addition to her master's degree in engineering management from Duke University, she has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of California-Santa Barbara. Location A light breakfast will be provided.

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Fortin Foundation Annual 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:

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