Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & ME

First generation students at graduation

ME is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone can succeed.

The Mechanical Engineering Department fully supports the University of Minnesota mission statement, which states that “all people are enriched by understanding.” We acknowledge the department’s shared responsibility in creating an equitable and diverse environment for current and future generations so that all individuals are welcome and included in the department as staff, faculty, and students. We also acknowledge that the department has work to do to enact long-term, positive change.



ME Ambassadors and Gleason Lake Elementary students work together

ME Ambassadors Program

The ME Ambassadors Program seeks to close the gender and racial gaps in engineering by engaging in diversity- and equity-focused K-12 outreach in our community. This innovative program connects K-12 students with mechanical engineering undergraduates to ensure the next generation of mechanical engineers represents all backgrounds.



If you have questions about how to get involved in ME's DEI initiatives, please contact:

Roslyn Englund
Outreach & DEI Coordinator