Goals of OurDiversity Programs


Attract Diversity

Attract a diverse population of K-12 students to engineering majors using our outreach programs.

Prepare Under-represented Students

Better prepare under-represented students and their families for college success.

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Enable Success

Enable the success of matriculated CoE students through academic programs and resources.

Create an Inclusive Environment

Create an inclusive environment in the College for all future engineers.

Our Pledge to You

"The University of Utah College of Engineering is a signatory to the ASEE Diversity Pledge which articulates the undersigned colleges’ position on equal opportunity and inclusiveness, and commits them to specific actions." — Richard Brown, College of Engineering Dean

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Programs for Students

  • ACCESS – Scholarship program for freshmen and transfer students committed to advancing gender equity in science and engineering
  • MESA – Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program to help underrepresented minorities succeed in math, science, engineering, and technology-related careers
  • Student Clubs – The College of Engineering is focused on supporting a wide range of Student Clubs/Organizations across all majors, with specific clubs for students and allies of various backgrounds, genders, races, and orientations.
  • Student Success Advocates – Support your unique situation to help you succeed
  • TRIO – Program for students who need academic assistance by provides advising, instruction, tutoring and informational workshops
  • Utah Center for Inclusive Computing (UCIC) – Center created in an effort to boost the percentage of students in the university’s programs from populations currently underrepresented in computing.

For more information, Contact Morgan Boyack at morgan.boyack@utah.edu

Engineering Diversity Committee

  • Collect, analyze, and present diversity data
  • Identify opportunities, including funding opportunities, to enhance diversity in the college
  • Support outreach activities for broadening participation
  • Interact with the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office of the University for exchanging data, and ideas
  • Interact with departments/programs in the college on diversity matters
  • Interact with student clubs to promote diversity
  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (College of Engineering Diversity Officer)
  • One representative, Associate Chair/Associate Director, each from the 6 departments and the School of Computing in the college (If a department/school does not have an associate chair/associate director, the department/school chair/director could nominate a tenured or career line faculty member at the professor rank to serve on the diversity committee.)
  • One faculty representative from EAE
  • One undergraduate student representative
  • One graduate student representative
    • Sneha Kasera – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    • Brittany Coats – Mechanical Engineering
    • Ebsa Eshete (Student Representative) – Mechanical Engineering
    • Mary Hall – School of Computing
    • Rob Macleod – Biomedical Engineering
    • Masood Parvania – Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Pedro Romero – Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Swomitra Mohanty – Chemical Engineering
    • Michael Free – Materials Science and Engineering
    • Jack Wang (Student Representative) – Biomedical Engineering
    • Michael Young – Entertainment Arts and Engineering