Welcome to the Center for Diversity

Our office's primary purpose is to increase the recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pursuing degrees in engineering and applied sciences at all academic stages. Historically, women of all backgrounds, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans are underrepresented in STEM and are thus our target groups to support; however, our doors are always open to students of all genders, backgrounds, and identities who seek our guidance and support. We believe that the varied perspectives brought by students, researchers and teachers of different backgrounds encourage creativity and innovation in problem definition and design solutions essential to the field of engineering.
We warmly encourage you to browse through our website to learn about our vision and mission, and to explore the services and programs we offer for pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students, and K–12 math and science teachers. 


FIRST YEARS: Still deciding on which major to apply for?
Come meet faculty and students from the undergraduate programs and learn about more opportunities by coming to the SEAS Majors Nights! The week of October 12th is featuring Mechanical, Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering. Dates for each of the engineering majors and the Technology Leaders Program can be found here!

In need of a tutor?
The Center for Diversity offers free tutoring for multiple subjects. Please visit our office in Thornton Hall D111 to pick up a copy of the current tutoring schedule or view the tutoring schedule here.

Watch out for drop/withdraw deadlines!
The dates are quickly approaching! October 13th is the DROP deadline for SEAS courses and October 20th WITHDRAWAL is deadline for ALL courses.
"No late drop or withdrawal requests will be honored. Failure to know these deadlines is not an acceptable reason for missing a deadline."

Missed out on the last Job and Internship Fair?
Another one is coming up later this month on October 28th and 29th from 10AM-3PM at Newcomb 3rd floor. Recruiters from a wide range of companies and organizations will be there, including STEM related ones. Learn more at the Facebook event here!

NASA is offerring research and funding opportunities!
Undergraduate and graduate students interested in supporting NASA's missions have the opportunity to earn STEM Bridge scholarships up to $1000 or research scholarships up to $8500 for undergrads or $6000 for graduates. Find out more about the NASA Virginia Space Grant Consortium Scholarships and Fellowships for 2015-2016 by coming to the Rodman Room from 12-1 PM on October 15th. Free pizza will be provided!

CDE launches its first international summer partnership with Northrop Grumman in the Global Externship Program.
Check out the program here!

UVa's Chapter of National Society of Black Engineers
was featured in local news!
Click here to see the video!

Check us out on Facebook: CDE will be posting news, updates, and job and internship information on our new Facebook page.
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Center for Diversity in Engineering UVA Home * Research Carolyn Vallas, Director
Thornton Hall D111 U.Va. Engineering Home * Student Information Email: cv5d@virginia.edu
351 McCormick Road, P.O. Box 400255 Career Services * CDE Event Calendar Phone: (434)924-0614
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4255 Departments * CDE Facebook Page Fax: (434)924-7774