Programs and Initiatives

In the Cockrell School, we offer several programs, organizations and initiatives that are focused on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts aimed at providing a more inclusive Texas Engineering community.

Cockrell School DEI Seed Grants

The Cockrell School DEI Seed Grants program will fund projects to promote DEI. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting December 22. Learn more

Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program (EOE)

EOE provides equal opportunities for underrepresented ethnic minorities and students with marginalized identities by increasing awareness of engineering to diverse pre-college students, promoting academic success to increase retention and graduation and developing leadership and career-driven programs.

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Women in Engineering Program (WEP)

WEP connects students to the world of engineering through recruitment initiatives and supportive structures promote the success and advancement of women in engineering.

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K-12 Outreach Programs and Events

EOE-Led Camps
The Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program offers several camps and special visits to introduce K-12 students to engineering and encourage them to join the engineering field. Learn more

Black Youth Day
Black Youth Day is a daylong event for high school students (grades 9-11) to learn about engineering through hands-on activities led and taught by students within their own community. Learn more

Curriculum and Educator Programs
The Cockrell School has programs for K-12 educators to teach young people of all backgrounds about the impact engineering has on the world:
Engineer Your World
Edison Lecture Series

Broadening Participation in Engineering Plan

The Cockrell School is committed to broadening participation in engineering disciplines among people from populations that have historically been excluded from studying engineering. To articulate these goals and align them with the broader Cockrell School DEI Plan, we have created a goal- and activity-oriented Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) Plan.

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Student Organizations

Below are organizations that support diverse engineering student populations: