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 P–12 math and science teachers. 

NEWS & UPDATES

We welcome Dr. Brooke Coley as the new Associate Director of the Center for Diversity in Engineering. Dr. Coley comes to our office from the National Science Foundation, where she has worked as a Science Assistant in the Division of Engineering Education and Centers in the Directorate for Engineering. Dr. Coley has a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and was a Meyerhoff Scholar at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Air Force Reserve College Speaker Series
Leland Melvin, November 6, 2014, 7:00 pm in the Rice Hall Auditorium. Leland Melvin is a former astronaut, head of NASA education and co-chair on the White House's S.T.E.M. Education Task Force. He graduated with an M.S. in Material Science from the University of Virginia.
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UVa's Chapter of National Society of Black Engineers
was featured in local news!
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Center for Diversity in Engineering UVA Home * Research Carolyn Vallas, Director
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