Broadening Participation in Engineering
BPE funds research to: - Understand and analyze the systemic barriers that prevent underrepresented groups from pursuing and succeeding in engineering. - Understand and analyze factors that enhance our ability to increase access to engineering by creating support systems and social networks. - Develop innovative methods and projects to significantly impact the recruitment and retention of engineering students from underrepresented groups. - Develop innovative methods and projects to aggressively recruit and retain tenure track faculty from underrepresented groups. - Design and transform culture to make diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority in the engineering enterprise.
Social Impact Focus
- BPE focuses on enhancing the diversity and inclusion of all underrepresented populations in engineering, including gender identity and expression, race and ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+, first-generation college, and socio-economic status.