Engineering Equity

Steps Toward Equity

Swenson College of Science & Engineering has undertaken many efforts to strive for greater diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility. It's only possible thanks to the faculty, staff, and students we have in our College who are committed to social justice and are willing to put in the work. In recognition of these efforts, Swenson College was recognized by the University of Minnesota with the 2022 Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity. 

We'd like to highlight the following: 

UMD's Anti-Racist Learning Community was spearheaded with leadership from our College thanks to Earth & Environmental Sciences Associate Professor Christina Gallup and Physics & Astronomy Instructor and Director of Indigenous Programming Jim Rock.

Our College also continually looks for ways to improve by being transparent with departmental policies and dashboards and reviewing and updating our policies through an equity lens.

SCSE Student Groups

These clubs provide a support network and new opportunities for students from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM:

  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB)