Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Department of Mechanical Engineering recognizes that diversity plays a critical role in enhancing the innovation and impact of our teaching and research.  We are committed to policies and actions that foster equitable opportunities and an inclusive community of scholars with different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, and religions.

Our commitment to diversity drives us to support an intellectual environment that promotes equity and inclusion, builds community, and celebrates and welcomes diverse viewpoints to achieve more productive teams and better engineering design outcomes.  As a department, we will avoid discrimination on any basis, and engage in unbiased practices in our admissions, hiring, and recruitment of students, faculty, and staff.  We also insist that members of our community treat each other with respect and decency at all times.

We value our differences, and view a diverse department as an essential component of our educational mission and research enterprise.  Our department is committed to maintaining an equitable and inclusive educational and working environment, in which all members of our community can achieve their full intellectual and professional potential.