Diversity and Inclusion
Expanding the engineering profession to all
At UCLA, diversity is an indispensable element of academic excellence. The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is committed to providing a more equitable, diverse, inclusive and nurturing learning environment. We strive to achieve a diverse student and faculty body, with programs designed to complement a rigorous engineering education for anyone with the talent and the desire to succeed. A population rich in diversity expands the range of knowledge, experiences and viewpoints, leading to innovative new solutions that otherwise would not be possible.
UCLA Samueli has put in place programs and initiatives, such as Awareness to Action (A2A), to enable the success of all of our students, regardless of their ethnic or economic background.
Over the next decade, we hope to double the percentage of underrepresented minorities and increase the percentage of women in both our student body and our faculty.
The UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity, known as CEED, works with a community of partners to ensure equity and parity in the K-20 pathways that lead to engineering and computing degrees.
The CEED Program seeks to create a community of collaborative and sustainable partnerships that increase academic opportunities for urban, disadvantaged and underrepresented students on the pre-college, undergraduate and graduate levels. CEED supports its students by providing academic support, scholarships, research experience, and professional and leadership development. On the pre-college level, the program partners with 22 middle and high schools in the greater Los Angeles area to offer academic support, exposure to the engineering and computer science role models and opportunities to learn more about engineering and computer science through hands-on projects, workshops and classes.
The UCLA Women in Engineering program, known as WE@UCLA, is an institutionalized student support program run by a full-time professional staff within the Dean’s office at UCLA Samueli. The mission is to enable the full participation, success and advancement of women in engineering and computer science. WE@UCLA does not require membership and is open to all UCLA Samueli students.
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA)
Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W)
IEEE Women Advancing Technology through Teamwork (WATT)
Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association at UCLA (BruinKSEA)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Pilipinos in Engineering and Science (PIES)
Queers in Stem (QSTEM) at UCLA
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists (SOLES)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
GradSWE at UCLA
GradSWE stands for the graduate student committee of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) UCLA section.
List of UCLA Samueli Student Clubs & Organizations
Building upon its commitment to foster an inclusive and more equitable environment and promote the success of underrepresented students, UCLA Samueli invites applications for multiple open rank tenure-track faculty positions in one or more of our departments: Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as our newly affiliated department of Computational Medicine. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of, or show exceptional promise for, mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations, research, teaching, and professional development.
COVID-19 has forced much of student life online, but this has not deterred UCLA’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) from making progress on their community development initiatives, both within the U.S. and across the globe.
More than 5,000 elementary through high school students in East Africa will soon have new science laboratory kits thanks to a recent American Physical Society award to Women Supporting Women in the Sciences (WS2).
UCLA’s ACM AI Podcast Addresses AI and Diversity, Featuring Guests from Underrepresented Communities
From dispelling myths about artificial intelligence to promoting the field with prospective students, the podcast “You Belong in All!” has much to offer to its listeners.
COVID-19 has not stopped UCLA student organization Building Engineers and Mentors (BEAM) from bringing hands-on, complimentary STEM lessons and activities to underserved K-8 schools across Los Angeles.
Through its scholarships and mentoring programs, the UCLA Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED) provides students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented with opportunities to succeed at UCLA and beyond,
More than 55 years after earning his bachelor’s degree from UCLA Engineering, Augustine Esogbue still recalls fondly his time at the school.