Georgia Tech is proud to be one of the most diverse universities in the world. We graduate more female engineers than any other college in the nation, while also being among the annual leaders in graduating Black engineers. 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. 

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.

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College of Engineering Resources

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. 

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
Tracy A. Boothe-Miller
Academic Program Manager, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Edward Botchwey
Professor - Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory
Lily Cheung
Assistant Professor - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
LaJauna F. Ellis
Director of Admin & Strategic Initiatives - College of Engineering Dean’s Office
Marc Fernández-Yagüe
Postdoctoral Fellow - Mechanical Engineering
Olivia Fischer
Senior Research Engineer - Aerospace Engineering
Martha A. Grover
Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Omer Inan
Associate Professor and Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tuba Ketenci
Director of Educational Outreach - Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kimberly Kurtis, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Scholarship
Mark D. Losego
Assistant Professor - Materials Science & Engineering
Joseph Oefelein
Professor - Aerospace Engineering
Raghuram Pucha
Principal Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering
Gabriel A. Rincón-Mora
Professor - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sushree Jagriti Sahoo
Graduate Student - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Iris Tien
Williams Family Associate Professor - Civil & Environmental Engineering
Amber Willitt
Graduate Student - Aerospace Engineering