Diversity

Remembering Mary Golda Ross

She was a brilliant mathematician, Space Race trailblazer, first female and only Native American engineer at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. |Medium Read

Erik Anderson II: Future engineering Jedi

“I don’t see many people that look like me in the field of environmental engineering. It made me want to do stuff like that,” Erik says. “I want to help show other people of color that we can do this too.”|Short Read
portraits of Dawn Tilbury and Ellen Arruda

Ellen Arruda and Dawn Tilbury receive Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

Two of the seven faculty honored with the 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award are Michigan Engineering professors Ellen Arruda and Dawn Tilbury.|Medium Read

Onajite Shemi: Contributing to the field of research

PhD candidate Onajite Shemi came to Michigan Engineering to develop new skills as a chemical engineer and explore what she can contribute to the field of research.|Short Read
Water spouts from the North Campus reflecting pool. Lurie Tower stands in the background.

$4.25M to enhance minorities in STEM fields

A five-year, $4.25 million grant by the National Science Foundation aims to help increase participation and graduation rates among underrepresented minorities.|Short Read

Past, present and future of women in aerospace

In honor of National Women’s Month, we take a closer look at the trailblazers who are expanding diversity in the department and the field.|Medium Read
Portrait of Aeriel Murphy

Aeriel Murphy inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

The Materials Science & Engineering doctoral candidate is in Professor John Allison’s group.|Short Read
High school students work together as a Michigan Engineering student watches their progress.

The STEM that grows the leaf

Michigan Engineering students spent a week in Chicago High Schools as part of the Alternative Spring Break program, running workshops that promote STEM education.|Short Read
Aerospace Engineering logo

Looking beyond: Author Margot Lee Shetterly discusses modern resonance of NASA’s “Hidden Figures”

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, delivered a keynote discussing the lives and impact of the female African American mathematicians that “helped America win the space race.” |Medium Read
Hidden Figures silhouettes on North Campus

#IAmNotHidden

In this featured event, Author Margot Lee Shetterly talks about the surprising ways that women and people of color have contributed to American innovation while pursuing the American Dream.|Short Read