Diversity & Outreach
One of Mizzou Engineering’s critical goals is to ensure our College is educating the next generation of not just engineers but engineering leaders who are ready to make a positive influence in society and to bring innovation to our global workforce.
Inclusivity is an integral part of that mission. At Mizzou Engineering we honor our values by insuring a diverse and inclusive college. Our Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives was recently formed to continue facilitating a welcoming and supportive environment for each and every one of our students. We are preparing our students for a variety of engineering professions and multidisciplinary opportunities around the world.
At Mizzou Engineering, students and faculty work, learn, research and create in an atmosphere where innovation, collaboration and finding ways to rise above challenges are more than aspirations — they are simply how we operate. Educating engineers, out-of- the-box thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs who stand ready to lead today and adapt to tomorrow, we recruit the best and brightest students from around the world to fuel our atmosphere of excellence and cutting edge growth.
We have partnered with programs like the National Association of Multicultural Program Advocates (NAMEPA) and the 50k Coalition to continue working towards recruiting, retaining, and graduating students who are historically underrepresented in STEM higher education.
As a College, it is critical that we support our students from underrepresented engineering backgrounds, and these programs are key to helping them graduate to become the next generation of engineering leaders.Dean Elizabeth Loboa
For questions related to diversity and outreach initiatives, contact:
Director of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives
The College of Engineering will recognize exemplary students, faculty or staff whose efforts toward diversity and inclusion in the College, on campus and in the community have served as a role model for their peers.
Two awards will be given at the Discover Diversity Banquet in May.
- The Pioneer in Diversity Award will be awarded to a faculty or staff member
- The Trailblazer in Diversity Award will be awarded to a student
More information on nominations will be available in Spring 2019.
The University of Missouri also offers many resources for you to learn, engage and develop your cultural competencies. Below are just a handful of our partners.