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Working toward a more equitable world

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.

Through our people-first framework, we are reimagining and reshaping what engineering can be – at Michigan and beyond – enabling all engineers to better understand their impact on the world and build a future that will elevate all people.

At left: Jesse Austin-Breneman, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, discusses designs for a mechanism to secure wheelchairs on buses in the Center for Socially Engaged Design’s course titled Engineering for Social Impact: Making a Better World.

Save the Date: Big Ten++ DEI Conference

Join us Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2024 for the Big Ten++ DEI Conference, hosted in partnership between the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, the Office of Culture, Community and Equity, and the Teaching Engineering Equity Center.

More details to come in 2024.

Teaching Equity-Centered Engineering: Development of a Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Equity

DEI Lectures are back! On Oct. 19, the Teaching Engineering Equity Center shared its progress to date and provided insight into its approach.

Learn more about DEI Lectures and view previous presentations.

Teaching Equity-Centered Engineering - on october 19

The team

Our equity-centered engineering education initiative is coordinated by the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, bringing together efforts from across the College.

The tools

We offer a variety of ways for faculty and instructors to engage with peers and grow their skills to best serve our global community.

The Teaching Engineering Equity Center is funded through the National Science Foundation’s Broadening Participation in Engineering Program, which aims to support the development of a diverse and prepared engineering workforce and build more inclusive and equitable academic experiences.

Michigan Engineering Strategic Vision

Our strategic plan anticipates the global, technological and educational changes ahead – positioning our institution to lead the evolution of 21st-century engineering. It’s supported by a people-first framework and brought to life through our three pillars of excellence: research, education and culture.