Students walking along UMN Scholars Walk

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity


The Chemical Engineering and Materials Science department is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive environment for all students, of every race, nationality, gender/sexual identity, and religion.

  • Women's Group
  • CEMS Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR) Group
  • DEI Discussions
  • Mentorship Program


Diversity in our backgrounds and perspectives brings strength to our department, and is central to our collective teaching, research, and outreach missions and our interactions across the University and the local community.

  • Fellowships


CEMS engages in outreach targeting students, teachers, and the general public in order to increase their exposure to science and engineering and their understanding of the impact it has on our daily lives and the future of our planet.


The CEMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) working group is a group of students, postdocs, staff and faculty working that is charged with driving efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive department.