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Diversity at ENG

Boston University has a long-standing commitment to maintaining the recruitment, advancement and support of a diverse community of faculty, staff and students in all of our educational and research programs and practices. By developing an extensive network from K-12 summer programs to faculty leadership training, the College strives to include historically underrepresented groups to develop a creative, talented and versatile engineering community that is supportive to all members.

To learn more about any of these diversity programs at the College, please contact Associate Dean for Outreach & Diversity Gretchen Fougere at

  • WISE Women in Science & Engineering WISE provides opportunities for women faculty in science and engineering to network, mentor, and access leadership training.More Info
  • GWISE Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE) GWISE strives to create a social and professional network which fosters interactions among graduate women across the many science and engineering disciplines here at BU.More Info
  • NSBE National Society of Black Engineers (Minority Engineers Society) NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.More Info
  • HPE Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers SHPE's mission is to promote the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity.More Info
  • GEM National GEM Consortium Partnering with BU since 1976, the National GEM Consortium seeks to increase the participation of underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master's and doctoral levels in engineering and science. With university partners in Boston, BU founded the GEM GRAD LAB, designed to inform and motivate students from STEM fields to understand the importance of obtaining a graduate degree, which is now replicated nationwide.More Info
  • SASE The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) SASE helps Asian heritage scientific and engineering professionals achieve their full potential through activities such as networking, panel discussions, company visits and lectures.More Info
  • SWE Society of Women Engineers The SWE mission is to encourage women to achieve potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving quality of life and demonstrate the value of diversity.More Info
  • LERNet/Summer Pathways LERNet/Summer Pathways This is a one-week, immersive, residential summer STEM enrichment program administered by CAS and designed for young women who are entering their junior or senior year in high school and are interested in science, math and engineering.More Info
  • Artemis The Artemis Project The Artemis Project is a five-week summer program directed by LERNet and administered by CAS and ENG undergraduate women at Boston University. Artemis introduces high school girls to computer science and engineering, sparking their interest at a critical age.More Info