Our Mission - Diversity & Inclusion

EQUALITY, INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY

One of the greatest things about being a student, faculty or staff member at UC Berkeley is the opportunity to interact with a very diverse community.  Both the ME Department and the Berkeley campus as a whole have a strong tradition of embracing diversity as a strength.  It is our belief that we can better tackle important technological challenges by bringing together brilliant individuals with different perspectives.  To that end, we place a high value on providing an environment that is welcoming, free of discrimination and harassment, and is conducive to productivity and academic satisfaction. 

 

Shareena Samson and I serve to guide activities that promote diversity and inclusion in ME programs, to make the environment here more welcoming and supportive for students, and to assist students if problems arise.  Our contact info is as follows:

 

Prof. Van P. Carey
ME Equity Advisor
Mechanical Engineering
6123 Etcheverry Hall
vpcarey@berkely.edu
510-642-7177
Office Hours: TWTh 9:30-11

Shareena Samson

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Adviser

Mechanical Engineering

6193 Etcheverry Hall, MC #1742

shareena@me.berkeley.edu

510-642-4094

Hours: MTWF 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm | Thu 1pm-4pm

 

We can be sources of information regarding outreach programs and diversity related activities in ME and the Campus.  We encourage our students to become involved in outreach activities, such as spending time in local schools to stimulate student interest in science and engineering.  If a student experiences discrimination or harassment, it is our goal to provide assistance and take steps to help prevent a repeat occurrence.  If illness, stress or other personal problems are making it difficult for a student to succeed academically, we can connect them to services on campus that can help them overcome the problem.  Below are links to a variety of resources that we can help students access if problems arise:

 

Path to Care Center

University Health Services

Office for Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination

Gender Equity Resource Center

 

We hope that all our students will find the ME community here to be supportive, both  personally and academically.  If questions or problems arise, please do contact us.

 

Van P. Carey

ME Equity Advisor

 


 

 

NEWSLETTER

The Spring 2015 'Engineering For All - Special Edition' Newsletter is now online.

 

CAMPUS INITIATIVES, POLICIES AND DATA

UC Diversity Statement
Berkeley Campus Plan for Accommodating the Academic Needs of Students with Disabilities
Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination
Code of Student Conduct
Code of Faculty Conduct
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

UC Berkeley Diversity Snapshot

 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

College of Engineering Facts & Figures

 

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT

Alice Agogino
Lisa Pruitt
SUPERB

Girls in Engineering

Bay Area Science Festival

 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES/INVOLVEMENT

Student Groups

The LEAD Center

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

American Society of Engineering Education Fellowships

Engineering Scholarships Through the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

National Society of Black Engineers Scholarships

Out To Innovate™ Scholarships for LGBTQ+ STEM Students

Resources for Underrepresented Students - UC Berkeley Scholarship Connection

Scholarships.com

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Disabled Students' Program

Graduate Diversity Program

Grievance Procedures
Student Legal Services

Student Ombuds Office
Tang Center Counseling Services

Undergraduate Student Programs

Diversity Resources for Faculty