BME Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Past Activities

This section aggregates diversity, equity and inclusion activities in BME that are more than two years old.

Faculty recruitment

2017 Soft recruitment of mid-career female faculty member (attrition)

2016 Faculty offer to senior female applicant (declined)

2015 Faculty offer to junior Latina applicant (declined)


Department climate

2017 BME Seminar Committee hosts seminar from Prof. Townsend (UVA) on implicit bias

2017 BME Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee formed

2016 Removal of undergraduate enrollment caps


Student outreach and recruitment

Long-standing mentors for the diversity-oriented NIH-sponsored Summer Research Internship Program

Scientific research and training

Long-standing participants in the UVA Mentoring Institute


Current activities

Future goals

  • DEI committee members at a local high school outreach event

    DEI committee members at a local high school outreach event.

  • At NSBE annual meeting

    At the Annual Meeting of the National Society for Black Engineers.

  • Power games workshop hosted by the department.

    "Power Game” workshop run by Profs. Nisha Botchway (GA Tech).