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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.

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Diversity & Inclusion Events

Mentoring Matinée: An Interactive-Theater Performance for Faculty/Staff

12:00 pm | Bryan Research 103

Effective mentor-mentee relationships are crucial to success in graduate studies. "Mentoring Matinée" will tackle common issues that can undermine those relationships, including giving and receiving critical feedback, setting expectations, mentoring across cultural differences, and more. An interactive-theater group (Theater Delta) will perform scripted, realistic scenarios in which characters experience a series of conflicts. After each scenario the audience will have an opportunity to engage in a facilitated dialogue with the characters to further explore the themes presented. There will be two performances, one for faculty and staff and the other for graduate students. All STEM faculty and graduate students are invited. Date: Thursday, September 27 Performance for faculty and staff: 12-1:30 p.m. in Bryan Research Building, Room 103. Lunch will be served for registered attendees. Performance for graduate students: 3:30-5 p.m. in Gross 107. Light refreshments will be available. This event is eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research credit for Ph.D. students. Register at bit.ly/mentormatinee Questions? Please contact Dr. Johnna Frierson at johnna.frierson@duke.edu" Sponsored by: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke University Center for Exemplary Mentoring

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Mentoring Matineé: An Interactive-Theater performance for graduate students

3:30 pm | Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Auditorium, Room 107

Sponsored by: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion in the Pratt School of Engineering and the Duke University Center for Exemplary Mentoring Effective mentor-mentee relationships are crucial to success in graduate studies. "Mentoring Matinée" will tackle common issues that can undermine those relationships, including giving and receiving critical feedback, setting expectations, mentoring across cultural differences, and more. An interactive-theater group (Theater Delta) will perform scripted, realistic scenarios in which characters experience a series of conflicts. After each scenario the audience will have an opportunity to engage in a facilitated dialogue with the characters to further explore the themes presented. There will be two performances, one for faculty and staff and the other for graduate students. All STEM faculty and graduate students are invited. Date: Thursday, September 27 ¿ Performance for faculty and staff: 12-1:30 p.m. in Bryan Research Building, Room 103. Lunch will be served for registered attendees. ¿ Performance for graduate students: 3:30-5 p.m. in Gross 107. Light refreshments will be available. This event is eligible for Responsible Conduct of Research credit for Ph.D. students. Register at bit.ly/mentormatinee Questions? Please contact Dr. Johnna Frierson at johnna.frierson@duke.edu

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MEMP Seminar: Driving Corporate Social Innovation

4:00 pm | Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium

Speaker Bio: I-Sah Hsieh's job is to find innovative ways to use SAS Analytics for social good. Partnering with amazing non-profits to answer questions like: What health conditions are most prevalent amongst 300,000 displaced people in the Philippines? Can social media chatter predict unemployment spikes? Or why are migrants are using smugglers? How can we sift through 330 million rows of data in under 5 seconds to tell the UN where to source roofing materials for 46,000 families after the Nepal earthquake? How many people will be impacted by these 25 temporary power stations in Puerto Rico? He also helps steer SAS' corporate social innovation strategy in #DataForGood efforts, finding interesting projects for a small army of analytic volunteers to work on. SAS launched GatherIQ, a free mobile app that crowdsources answers for nonprofit organizations. Now ANYONE can come alongside an important cause to help! He believes that if everyone uses their skills and resources to help just one life at a time, we can all make a big difference.

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"Mindset Maintenance" Workshop

12:00 pm | Mary Lou Williams Center

Come discuss strategies to manage stress and anxiety and promote self care during graduate school. Session led by Duke Couseling And Psychological Services. Lunch will be provided for registrants. At this workshop we will: · Explore the complexities of navigating educational and professional spaces as students of color · Enhance resiliency and your ability to self-advocate · Identify avenues of support and affirmation that will assist you in thriving at Duke University · Create your village and build your community of support Facilitators: Marvice Marcus, PhD and Mazella Fuller, PhD of Duke CAPS

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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.

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