In the Department of Mechanical Engineering, we strive to be an inclusive, diverse, collaborative, and supportive community that engages all students, faculty, and staff to participate, prosper, benefit, and reach their full potential. We condemn all forms of racism and discrimination.
In MechE, the DEI Committee for Community Engagement, Graduate Education Committee, Undergraduate Eduation Committee and Faculty Search Committee play a leading role in cultivating an inclusive and equitable community.
The MechE Diversity Equity, and Inclusion Committee for Community Engagement
The MechE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee for Community Engagement consists of nearly 30 students, staff, and faculty working aggressively on many initiatives to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all of us. Initititatives include:
Mechanical Engineering Outreach Stars (MEOS) program provides funding and recognition for student outreach efforts. Students can apply for a financial grant to support ongoing outreach activities. During the 2021-2022 school year, MEOS recognized 48 students for their contributions to the community.
The Graduate Education Committee
The Graduate Education Committee works with students, faculty, and staff to ensure that the CMU MechE department provides an innovative, collaborative, and forward looking educational experience that prepares graduates for careers in academic, government, and industry sectors. We work to build a diverse and inclusive graduate student population, offer comprehensive academic and career advising, steer a dynamic curriculum that reflects interdisciplinary research and teaching, coordinate research and teaching opportunities for students, and organize social and scholarly events for the graduate student community. Through our collective efforts, we prepare graduates who lead with integrity, think globally, and create a sustainable and empowered future for all.
The Undergraduate Education Committee
The Undergraduate Education Committee works with students, faculty, and staff to ensure that the CMU MechE undergraduate curriculum provides an innovative, comprehensive, and transformative educational experience. We foster an inclusive and collaborative environment between faculty, students, and staff by creating systems for academic and career advising, coordinating research opportunities, organizing social events, and recognizing student excellence through undergraduate awards. We support students in exploring industry-based and study abroad opportunities and work with the College of Engineering and broader university to develop multi-disciplinary experiences. Through our collective efforts, we envision shaping the future of mechanical engineering education, producing graduates who will lead with integrity, think globally, and create a sustainable and vibrant future for all.
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