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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in BME

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Supported by our community, the BME DEI committee will act as a central resource to drive continuous improvement to ensure all our current and future members thrive. Our BME community is vibrant because of the diversity of our members and their contributions to our inclusive environment. We require all members of our community to treat each other with mutual respect and civility. To support this, we strive to provide equitable access and opportunities for all, with a specific commitment to recruitment and retention of students, staff, and faculty members from underrepresented groups. We are dedicated to the efforts in the College, the University, and the nation to fight for racial and social justice. It is our privilege to provide these opportunities in support of our values.

The College of Engineering welcomes anonymous comments and suggestions related to harassment, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Engineering.  Please use the links below to share your experiences.

College of Engineering Climate Concerns and Suggestions »
Anonymous Sharing of Positive/Negative Classroom Experiences »

Biomedical Engineering DEI Survey Report 

Upcoming Events:

Friday March 25: BME DEI Coffee Hour 

When: Friday, March 25 @ 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: LSL 6th floor lobby


Past Events:

BME Community DEI Open Share Session

What: An open share session to discuss recent and ongoing world events related to DEI issues
When: Friday, December 10th, 3:00-4:00pm
Where: Zoom


Biomedical Engineering DEI Pizza Social

When: Friday, November 19th, 3:00-5:00pm
Where: Life Science Labs N610


Celebrate the Diversity of Us with the BME DEI committee

What: Informal BME Dept zoom social to learn about the diversity of each other – both demographics and fun facts! – with small breakout room chats to ask those questions you haven’t in office hours

When: February 24th, 10am

Where: Zoom