Thursday, January 28, 2021

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) has recognized the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa as part of its Diversity Recognition Program. The college has been awarded the bronze level, which is the highest level ASEE currently has for this honor. ASEE created this program “to publicly recognize those engineering and engineering technology colleges that make significant, measurable progress in increasing the diversity, inclusion, and degree attainment outcomes of their programs.” It is especially gratifying to see the college’s DEI efforts noted by an esteemed external organization. The application was both rigorous and competitive, and thanks go to the DEI Council along with faculty and staff across the college who helped with the application.

"The college has made significant strides in its commitment to DEI as evidenced by its DEI Action Plan, its support for underrepresented students, and its investment in improving the college climate," said Dean Nembhard. "We also know that we can and must do more. I am grateful that these efforts have been embraced by our community and that we have taken significant steps to include DEI in our teaching, research, and recruitment."

The college is looking forward to seeing how this recognition can become a catalyst for new initiatives in the college.

For more information on the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program, please visit the website.