Outreach, Diversity, STEM

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 Assistant Dean for Outreach & Diversity Stacey Freeman at svfree@bu.edu.


K-12 Outreach Programs

Engaging the engineers of tomorrow is critical to our society’s technological future. To share the excitement of engineering—and show how math and creativity can solve real-world problems—the College of Engineering reaches out to people of all ages.

  • We offer numerous outreach programs We foster potential engineers by training undergraduates to become Technology Innovation Scholars (TISP) who visit K–12 schools to excite young people about becoming engineers.
  • TISP students help prepare local secondary students to compete in the Regional FIRST® Robotics competition, which we host on campus.
  • We offer a dual-degree program STEM Educator-Engineer Program to undergraduates interested in combining their love of engineering with a secondary school teaching degree.

Student Clubs

Our diverse students hail from across the US and around the world, and participate in many student clubs, including: