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. 


Apply to be a Summer Camp Counselor with the CDE!
The CDE hosts a variety of summer residential programs for middle and high school students, as well as rising 1st year engineering students. We are looking for energetic, motivated, and friendly undergraduate and graduate students to make these summer programs a success. To apply, click the link below for the application. Detailed descriptions of the camps, including camp dates, are on the application and you will have the option to select your camps of interest on the application. Please visit us at Thornton D-111 or call 434-924-0604 with any questions.
Application deadline EXTENDED: Friday April 25th, 2014
Click here to download the application!

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Center for Diversity in Engineering UVA Home * Research Carolyn Vallas, Director
Thornton Hall D111 SEAS 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