Undergraduate Race and Ethnicity Initiative

At Michigan Engineering, the job of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community rests not within one organization or group of people, but with all of us. The College is building a framework to ensure every member of the engineering community is educated about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, beginning with a focus on race, ethnicity, and unconscious bias. The Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education is leading the effort to integrate content on identity and systemic racism in the context of STEM and engineering design into the curriculum. Here are several resources for learning more about this initiative:
Venn diagram with "Library", "Curriculum", and "Training" intersecting with "TEE Center" in middle

With funding from the National Science Foundation, Michigan Engineering is creating a Teaching Engineering Equity (TEE) Center.  The goal of the Center will be to create teaching environments where equity-centered values are present in both technical content and teaching style, leading to engineering education where students from a variety of backgrounds will experience inclusion and belonging, and engineering solutions that help to close critical gaps and elevate all people. This project will    

  1. Design an evidence-based framework for creating an equity in engineering centered curriculum,
  2. Generate a library of DEI learning activities within specific engineering contexts and disciplines, and
  3. Develop a replicable and adaptive training and implementation infrastructure for engineering instructors and mentors to use the learning activities.

Equity-Centered Engineering. Why Michigan Engineering is shifting the way it teaches and practices engineering to close gaps in society rather than widen them – a Q&A with Dean Alec Gallimore.

Six diversity myths.  Overcoming these common misconceptions will help engineers develop better solutions.

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