Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
The Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University is committed to building a learning community where everyone feels welcome and has equal opportunities to thrive and succeed.
Open Office Hours
Have questions, feedback, issues, or concerns? Members of the DEI committee are available this summer every Friday on Zoom from June 18 - August 13. Hours are Eastern Standard Time. Meetings are confidential.
CEE Spotlight: Mwende MwololoMwende joins CEE from Kenya and chose “to pursue and remain in STEM was intentional because there aren’t many of us at the table designing and deploying solutions to global problems.”
CEE Spotlight: Nika FinkelsteynNika Finkelsteyn (BS '21) shares her experiences as a woman in STEM, connecting to her jewish roots, and expanding her perspectives on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
CEE Spotlight: Valentina Ortiz de ZárateMeet Valentina Ortiz de Zárate! Valen recently completed her BS in Civil Engineering and is currently working towards her MS. Her interests center on environmental issues and speaks about her goal to be "that inspiring Hispanic Disney princess to any little girl who likes math."
Each member of the university community has the responsibility to ask questions, seek guidance and report suspected bias incidents. Reporting is an important way to create a safer and more inclusive environment such that all members can achieve their potential and collectively seek to transform our university, communities, and the world.
The university encourages reporting from a broad spectrum of community members: anyone who has experienced or witnessed unfair or hostile treatment on the basis of identity should report it.
How to Get Involved
Have a great idea or interested in being part of the committee? Contact Co-Chair Professor Greg Lowry.