The UT Engineering Science Department places great value on the diversity of its faculty and students and is continually working to increase the number of women and under-represented minorities (URM) in our community. To meet this challenge we are developing programs, increasing awareness and providing additional academic support to encourage more participation from under-represented groups. By paying attention to all levels of the academic ladder we hope to encourage a broader group of students to continue study in Engineering Science.
To encourage more URM speakers in Engineering Science seminars, the Department will fund the travel expenses for URM speakers who are brought to campus by any EngSci seminar series organizer or EngSci student association.
Diversity Advisory Committee
The Department has established a new faculty committee that will plan, execute, and review the effectiveness of new diversity initiatives. The Diversity Advisory Committee consults with faculty, instructors, students and staff to pinpoint opportunities for expanding diversity.
The Department supports participation in these conferences. Members of the Department who would like to attend one of these conferences should speak with Chair of EngSci.