Diversity, equity and inclusion

To change the world, everyone must have a seat at the table. This belief drives the Wayne State University College of Engineering's commitment to diversity. Here, we welcome all voices to the conversation in order to encourage a variety of perspectives and foster an exchange of ideas that equip students to address the environmental, health and societal challenges facing the U.S. manufacturing industry.

We are proud to be part of Michigan's most diverse college campus. The College of Engineering welcomes students and faculty from all walks of life and nearly 50 countries around the globe. We lead the way in creating opportunities for female students, faculty and researchers. Through our Summer Academy, we bring local children many of whom come from the city of Detroit to campus to learn about new opportunities in STEM careers. Here, diversity isn't just a tool to change today's world we're committed to ensuring that it also drives the future.

Engineers build the foundations for every type of infrastructure that supports our society. Our College is dedicated to academic excellence that supports improving the quality of life through education, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our community of people have different races and ethnicities, gendersand gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, languages, cultures, national origins, religiouscommitments, ages, (dis)abilities, life experiences, and political perspectives. These differences are what make us strong. This diversity broadens our understanding of the world around us and equips us to solve engineering challenges more equitably and inclusively.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee in the College of Engineering is a dynamic group of people consisting of engineering students, staff, faculty, and alumni from different backgrounds and departments. We commit to finding approaches that ensure every member in College of Engineering not only has equal access to opportunities but also has the resources and tools needed to take advantage of these opportunities. We commit to taking actions that ensure our College is a place where differences are celebrated, perspectives are respectfully heard, and where every individual feels they belong and have purpose.


To foster a culture where all people feel valued, included, respected, and supported in ways that empower them to achieve their full Warrior potential by:

  1. Promoting diversity and equity in education and scholarship
  2. Advocating for equity in recruitment, retention, and development
  3. Developing and promoting equitable and inclusive policies


The DEI Committee aims to be an empowering resource committed to education and to creating and promoting policies, programs, and opportunities that establish our College as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion at Wayne State University. We actively embrace the College's vision through personal, professional, and academic exploration that embraces insightful, diverse perspectives and creates learning and workplace environments that are representative of our city, nation, and global society.

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Evrim Dalkiran, Ph.D Associate Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Dima El-Gamal, Ph.D Capital Improvement Planning Dir., Great Lakes Water Authority
Rita Gordon, PhD Senior Business Affairs Director
Carolyn Harris, Ph.D Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Bandhanpreet Kaur Software Engineer, Excelerate America
Nasrin Nesha Biomedical Engineering Student
Bandhan Preet Alumni ,Excelerate America Software Engineer
Julius Reeves Manager, GM
Jasmine Roberson Dir. Community Engagement
William Shuster, Ph.D Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Maryssa Weir Alumni, GM Safety Performance Engineer