Outreach, Diversity & Inclusion

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

Boston University has been a GEM Fellow Organization since 1979. The College of Engineering provides full fellowships to GEM Fellow PhD students.


The Technology Inspiration Scholars Program (TISP) sends Inspiration Ambassadors — talented and specially trained undergraduates — into elementary, middle and high schools nationwide to expand the horizons of young students and engage them with engineering. Inspiration Ambassadors mentor students in FIRST® Lego League and Robotics challenges, visit schools to talk about their college experience and engage K-12 students in engineering activities, and host math and science study/homework sessions with middle- and high-school students from historically underrepresented groups.

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Improving society requires the participation of all segments of the population. As BU Societal Engineers, we include society to impact society. Through anti-racism efforts and support of student groups, the College is working toward fostering a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body and inclusive climate.

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