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Diversity in Engineering and TechnologyStudents

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for students

Student Subcommittee

Our main immediate goal is to organize a town hall to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion issues that our college students may have experienced.

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"Diversity is an excellent opportunity to witness powerful, strong, independent women do great things."

Jaylan Parker

Civil Engineering Major Undergraduate Student

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"Diversity is important because of the collaboration across genders and regardless of the race, ethnic background or culture."

Diego Terrones

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Degree Student

BCET diversity graduate fellowship

In order to further incentivize research and diversity in our College, BCET will offer one Diversity Graduate Fellowship to recruit new PhD student every year. This is a renewable fellowship for up to 3 years upon satisfactory fulfillment of the requirements and availability of funds for each year. The deadline is February 15th. Please see the attached announcement for details on how to apply and other guidelines. Please encourage potential new graduate student applicants to apply for this diversity fellowship in BCET at ODU.

Student Resources

John R. Broderick Diversity Champion Award

We are extremely proud of our Batten College of Engineering & Technology staff who have won the John R. Broderick Diversity Champion Award.

Past recipients include:

  • 2018 (Spring) - Kevin Muchiri, PhD student, Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department
  • 2015 (Spring) - Kevin Muchiri, MSc student, Engineering Management & Systems Engineering Department

Student Organizations

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

Fall Open House

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Commencement 2022

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