Diversity

featured Diversity stories

Building community through clean energy with GRID Alternatives

From Long Beach, CA, to a Nepalese national park and world heritage site, undergrads Ashley Gee and Camille Burke came away with unforgettable experiences and a greater appreciation for how engineering can change the world for the better.|Medium Read

U-M engineers receive MCubed funding to improve navigation of built environments by the visually impaired

Three U-M engineers have received MCubed funding to enhance independent navigation and localization for visually impaired individuals in built environments. |Short Read
Ciara Sivels, NERS alumnus, has her graduation stole put on by her PhD advisor Sara Pozzi

Becoming the representation she wishes she’d seen

In a Q&A, Ciara Sivels remarks on exposure, earning her PhD and equality in higher education. |Medium Read
Back to the camera, student walks down the hall towards a giant Rubik's cube display and a rainbow flag

Room to belong

When we value and accept each other wholly, the outcomes are better for all.|Short Read

Michigan Mars Rover Team has best ever finish at the annual University Rover Challenge

MRover placed 7th overall at the annual challenge where rovers use AI to navigate tough terrain while collecting soil samples to practice testing for evidence of life in the universe.|Medium Read
John Rodriguez

Supporting our superheroes

When we see things from other people’s perspectives, it helps us push ourselves to make Michigan a place where everyone can belong and do their best.|Short Read
Abrahim Jackson and Michael Jones talk while seated on a stage

Equality in the tech industry

An annual symposium, hosted this year at the University of Michigan, seeks to develop senior-level executives of color.|Short Read

Encouraging careers in research

Organizers hoped to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully apply to a graduate program.|Short Read
Ruthie Freeman

A safe campus for everyone

Serving on the staff DEI committee helps foster a place where people do not need to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity.|Short Read
Photo illustration with Valeria Bertacco

Bertacco recognized for efforts to bolster diversity

Bertacco is a key leader in efforts to improve the representation of women in computer science and develop more extensive cross-cultural connections within the department.|Short Read

Training student instructors for inclusive teaching in intro CSE courses

The initiative has tackled courses that make up the core curriculum for first- and second-year CS and CE majors.|Short Read

Student receives GSI Award for innovative work as educator, promoting diversity

Burdick has done extensive work as an instructor in EECS courses and promoter of diversity in the department.|Short Read