As activity resumes on campus and in our personal lives, I’m struck by the resilience that each of you has shown this past year. This spring we recognized an ambitious lineup of hands-on team projects during Engineering Projects Showcase Week and celebrated the accomplishments of 244 mechanical engineering graduates. We also cheered three new NSF CAREER award winners on our ME faculty (read about them below!) and toasted six graduate students earning NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. As we look forward to a more typical fall semester, I’m excited that we have a strong foundation from which to grow.
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Support students of color in mechanical engineering
A history of exclusionary practices shapes the educational experience of Black, Latinx, Indigenous and students of color in STEM fields. As a result, these students are especially underrepresented in engineering and science graduate programs.
To work toward dismantling institutional barriers for students who are Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and creating an equitable, anti-racist environment in the Rady Mechanical Engineering Department, current graduate students have set up an excellence fund to support and empower BIPOC students in the graduate program.
The fund will support initiatives conceived by BIPOC students, such as mentorship programs, professional development opportunities, community-building efforts, and other programs to empower and amplify the voices of BIPOC students.
The goal is to raise $25,000 to meet the endowment minimum at CU, ensuring a permanent fund for this restricted purpose. Please consider supporting the BIPOC graduate mechanical engineering students to make a lasting impact in the department and CU Boulder.