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Broadening Participation in Engineering

Community, Culture, Belonging

Message from the Chair

The Texas ECE community is committed to advancing the common good through every aspect of or research, education, and outreach activities. To this end, broadening participation in engineering is an essential pillar for Texas ECE in living up to our values and achieving greater impact. Our constituents, from the students we educate and the faculty doing cutting edge research in our labs, to our staff, alumni, and friends supporting our mission are becoming more representative of the broad swath of the society at large. As a community, we need to understand and ensure representation of these broad perspectives if we aim to achieve greater impact. As a community, we believe that it is our responsibility to ensure that groups that historically have not been represented in our discipline or in the society – underserved communities, low-income or first-generation college students, etc. - are welcome, included, and provided the right tools to be successful in their endeavors. We can be more effective at advancing the common good - and change the world - only by bringing new voices and expertise to the table. Embedding broad worldviews throughout the fabric of our community not only can better identify creative solutions to the problems ahead of us, but also is the right thing to do. I am joined in this statement by the members of our extended Texas ECE community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and supporters.

Diana Marculescu

Diana Marculescu

Motorola Regents Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering #2
Cockrell Family Chair for Departmental Leadership #5

 

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