Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

The University of Virginia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department founded the MAE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council in Summer of 2021.


The DEI Council June 2022 Progress and Plans

The DEI Council January 2022 Grad Student Town Hall: Progress and Plans

The DEI Council February 2022 Undergraduate Student Town Hall: Progress and Plans

 

The objectives of the MAE DEI Council are to:

  • Coordinate DEI work/issues being addressed by MAE groups and administration, as well as those for engineering and across UVA
  • Prioritize and resource major initiatives, especially those raised by the DRIVE Task Forces
  • Serve as a platform for key student bodies for ideas and feedback
  • Other activities the Council views as critical to supporting and enhancing DEI in MAE

 

The AY 2021-2022 council (co-chaired by Jamia Tate and Eric Loth) includes the following members:

Myron Ballard, Graduate Program Coordinator

Janani Chander, 4th Year in Mechanical Engineering

Corina Espelien, PhD Student in MAE

Chloe  Dedic, Asst. Prof in MAE and MAE DDEI  

Haibo Dong, Prof in MAE and Director of Aerospace Engineering

Joshua Franklin, 4th Year in Aerospace Engineering

Patrick Hopkins, Prof in MAE and Director of Graduate Studies

Eric Loth, Prof in MAE and Chair of MAE

Natasha Smith, Assoc. Prof in MAE and Director of Mechanical Engineering

Jacqueline Slaughter-Scott,  MAE Unit Administrator

Jamia  Tate, MAE UG Coordinator and MAE DEI Coordinator

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