Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI)
A commitment to diversity is a commitment to excellence. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment where differences are celebrated, and people of all backgrounds are empowered to be their authentic selves.
Bioengineering JEDI teams
The Bioengineering department has six teams working to improve justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in our community. These teams are based on department affiliation: undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, alumni, staff, and faculty. Each team meets on their own cadence and is empowered to pursue that which they feel is most important. At the same time, our teams are connected to and supported by each other. We meet once a month as a "mega team" to stay informed on what each group is working and to look for ways to help and support each other's efforts.
Our department's efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion are connected with those at the School and University level. Across the School of Engineering, 24 selected staff form the BRIDGES (Building Racial Justice, Inclusion, and Diversity Guidance for Engineering Staff) committee, serving for a one-year term and committing to at least 20-25 hours including a standing monthly meeting.
Equity & Inclusion Initiatives
We strive to create a nurturing, welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and beliefs.
Stories and voices
“ I love connecting with these students. I’m often the first person welcoming them ... ”
“ My job has always been a roller coaster – in a good way! ... ”
Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage
In the month of May, during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognized the stories and achievements of some of our incredible BioE community members with Asian heritage.