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.

Texas Engineering Diversity and Engagement

The Texas Engineering Diversity and Engagement Office is comprised of three units — the Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program (EOE), the Women in Engineering Program (WEP) and Engineering Student Life (ESL). The three offices foster an inclusive community by providing services, programs and support to special populations within the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Cockrell School Seed Grants for Broadening Participation in Engineering

The Cockrell School Seed Grants program funds and promotes projects to broaden participation in engineering. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2023.

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Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program
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.

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

Engineering Student Life
ESL provides opportunities for students to participate in leadership, team-building, cultural and community-building activities across Texas Engineering, in addition to providing support to the school's 80+ engineering student organizations.

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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.

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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.

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World of Engineering
World of Engineering is a free, open house-style outreach event for K-12 students and their families. Attendees can participate in engineering-based activities led by current UT engineering students and faculty.

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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: