Diversity and Inclusivity

Georgia Tech is proud to be one of the most diverse universities in the world. We graduate more female and Black engineers than any other college in the nation. However, we must do more. It is our responsibility to recruit more students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. We must then develop and support them to become leaders in their respective engineering fields. 

 

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The College of Engineering is committed to a diverse and inclusive community. This means we must ensure that each of our students, faculty, and staff is educated about all issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. We embrace persons of every race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, background, beliefs, and ability.

We also dedicate ourselves toward addressing and fighting discrimination on our campus and in our lives. This includes racism, racial bias, and racial injustice. Our shared vision is one of social justice, opportunity, community, and equity.

The College is consistently pursuing a mission that creates a community that exemplifies the best in us all, ensuring a better, more equitable, and sustainable future for everyone. We believe that our impact must reach beyond the classroom, research labs, our campus, and the technology we create. We must improve the human condition where injustice lives. We will continue to work to understand, value, and celebrate all people as we work to create an inclusive educational and work environment that welcomes all.

This is essential to our success. It is essential for our world.

College of Engineering Resources

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Center for Engineering Education and Diversity (CEED)

CEED collaborates with Georgia Tech offices and student organizations, alumni, national organizations, corporations, the K-12 community, and other universities to create and support a diversified engineering workforce. CEED's eight programs reach 40 percent of Yellow Jackets every year, while also working with 3,000 K-12 students annually as part of its commitment to increasing engineering awareness. 

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Women in Engineering (WIE)

WIE is dedicated to recruiting top female students into engineering majors. Once students are enrolled, WIE works to ensure the highest level of retention by fostering an environment that encourages curiosity, creativity, and intellectual and personal growth. The program also strives to redefine the engineering profession as a positive societal force with the potential to improve the quality of life through the creation of world changing technologies.

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College of Engineering DEI Council

The College of Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council was established in 2017 to identify, raise awareness, and improve policies and practices related to DEI. The group counsels the dean, while developing and proposing initiatives intended to harness the College’s intellectual diversity and promote a culture of inclusion, equity, and belonging. The committee’s efforts align with the Institute and CoE strategic plans

The Council meets monthly and includes faculty from each of the College’s eight schools, as well as students and staff. In addition to the College’s council, the schools have also created their own DEI committees.

Ivanska V. Báez

Undergraduate Student
Aerospace Engineering

Tracey A. Boothe-Miller

Academic Advising Manager, Undergraduate Programs
Civil & Environmental Engr

Sonja Brankovic

Graduate Research Assistant
Mechanical Engineering

María Coronel

Postdoctoral Fellow
Mechanical Engineering

LaJauna F. Ellis

Director of Admin & Strategic Initiatives
College of Engineering Dean’s Office

Martha A. Grover

Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Chemical and Biomolecular Engr

Tequila A. L. Harris

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Omer Inan

Associate Professor and Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Melissa Lambeth Kemp

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engr, GT/Emory

Mark D. Losego

Assistant Professor
Materials Science & Engr

Martin Maldovan

Associate Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engr

Gabriel A. Rincón-Mora

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engr

Sushree Jagriti Sahoo

Graduate Student
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Robert Benjamin Simon

Academic Professional
Civil & Environmental Engr

Alicia Margaret Sudol

Research Engineer II
Aerospace Systems Design Lab

Iris Margaret Tien

Wiliams Family Assistant Professor
Civil & Environmental Engr

Mitchell L. R. Walker II

Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Programs
Aerospace Engineering