The College of Engineering DEI Council sponsors educational programs and trainings throughout the year. Please check back regularly for updates. If you are interested in hosting a DEI related program, funding may be available through the DEI Council Initiatives.


Friday, January 29, 3:30 - 5:00:     MLK Day: Serving through STEM

The College of Engineering, in partnership with the Department of Mathematics, organized a STEM Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. King. This event featured members of the UI STEM community to discuss the role of service in our missions as researchers and educators.  The program consisted of a moderated panel discussion of approximately 1 hour, followed by 30 minutes of audience Q&A. The event recording may be found here:

MLK STEM celebration flyer

February 12, 9:00 - 10:30:    Raising Respect: Why Leaders Should Care about Workplace Climate and How to Approach Improving It

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Linderman, this seminar described a new effort at the University of Michigan that is focused on improving workplace climate. She first presented a framework for climate and reviewed research to make a case for caring about respectful workplace climates, then discussed what leaders can do to actively cultivate a more respectful and inclusive climate in their units, using a particular framework that has been found to be helpful.

Dr. Jennifer Linderman is the Pamela Raymond Collegiate Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan.  She is Professor of Chemical Engineering and of Biomedical Engineering and a fellow of AIMBE.  She is also Director of the University of Michigan ADVANCE Program, which focuses on faculty diversity and excellence.  She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and did her postdoctoral work at the University of Massachusetts.  Her research interests include systems biology, computational modeling, immunology, tuberculosis, cancer, and signal transduction.

 Highlighted ResourceEight Levers to Shift Climate for Respect and Inclusion

April 5 - 9, 2021: Grad Student Appreciation Week!  

Stay tuned for more details about programs for grad students to be offered during Grad Student Appreciation week. Programs will be offered on professional development; diversity, equity, and inclusion issues for graduate students; and something fun like a virtual movie viewing or other activity! Brought to you by the College of Engineering DEI Council, the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, and College of Engineering Departments.


In January 2020, the DEI Council sponsored the first Celebrating Diversity in Engineering Graduate Student Conference. Please check back for more information about upcoming conferences (dates TBA)!