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Our Commitment to 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 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.

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Diversity & Inclusion Events

Panel - (In)visible Organ Documentary Discussion

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Online

Join us on Thursday January 28th to discuss issues raised in The (In)visible Organ film and how interdisciplinary approaches can create new avenues for technology and healthcare with Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam, Dr. Wesley Hogan, Dr. Mercy Asiedu, and invited guests from the Calla campaign. RSVP at: You will receive an email with the Zoom link the day prior.

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10:00 am Nasher Museum of Art

The Nasher Museum is collaborating with Duke Arts and Duke Health to present an unprecedented outdoor exhibition and public awareness campaign by nationally renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems. The project, called RESIST COVID / TAKE 6!, emphasizes the disproportionate impact of the deadly virus on the lives of communities of color, through large-scale banners and window clings, posters, street signs and more. RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! has taken shape on the exterior walls and windows of the Nasher Museum and Rubenstein Arts Center. The installation will expand along the length of the Arts Corridor, from the Sarah P. Duke Gardens gate to Campus Drive street pole banners to the Carpentry Shop (home of the MFA EDA program). Later in the fall, RESIST COVID / TAKE 6! will extend into the surrounding community.

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Practice Your Pitch With Jen Levy, M.ED.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Virtual

Presenter: Jen levy, M.ED.

Attendees will learn tips and tricks to improve their skills in self-promotion and will have the opportunity to practice their elevator pitches in breakout rooms with other attendees.

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Teach the Teachers | Between Truth & Reality: Promoting Media Literacy in the Documentary Age

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Online

Now more than ever, it's vital that students be able to parse fiction from reality, whether it be what they see on the news, social media and on streaming networks. However, many students struggle to do so, even as teachers incorporate specific media literacy components into their curriculum. Part of that is because real media literacy is being able to delineate simple fact from fiction, but also the harder challenge of separating truth from reality. In this session, the facilitator will introduce the idea that documentary might just be the key to unlocking that true media literacy among students. Why? Because many of the documentaries that might be screened in a classroom combine the factual aspects of news reports with the more entertaining and colorful aspects of TV or movies. Through this convergence, teachers can have students grapple with important media literacy concepts like perspective, point of view, bias, and tone. Who is telling the story? How are they telling it? What message are they trying to send? What perspectives are they including, or not including, in order to send that message? RSVP to this and all upcoming Teach the Teachers professional development sessions here: A Zoom link will be shared the morning of the event.

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Diversity Reading Group - Financial Markets

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Zoom (register to receive link)

Undergraduates: join DFE Executive Director John Caccavale for a biweekly discussion group focused on current events in the financial markets. Young Duke alumni will also join to share their insights on specific areas within finance. All majors and class years are welcome. Previous knowledge of the markets is not required. Our goal is to bring together a diverse group of students with an interest in the markets for lively, informal conversations. Click on "More Event Information" below to register and receive the Zoom link.

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