University of Michigan's College of Engineering Brings DEI Into Curriculum

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Dr. Alec D. Gallimore, Dean of Engineering at the University of MichiganDr. Alec D. Gallimore, Dean of Engineering at the University of MichiganThe University of Michigan's College of Engineering is piloting a plan to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives into the College's undergraduate curriculum.

“I believe we are the first engineering school in the nation—perhaps even the world—to embark on a diversity, equity and inclusion education effort that is this broad. And this type of education is the foundation on which we can build a more equitable future,” said Dr. Alec D. Gallimore, dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and staff members will also be encouraged to join DEI programs designed for them, according to the University.

“The events of last summer made it abundantly clear that despite years of effort, we still have a tremendous amount of work to do to achieve a more just society,” said Sara Pozzi, the College's director of diversity, equity and inclusion and a professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences. “To everyone who has been a part of this critical work to this point, thank you for moving us a step forward on this journey.”