The VCU College of Engineering has been awarded a Bronze award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Diversity Recognition Program. The Bronze award, the highest level awarded in 2019, acknowledges VCU Engineering’s commitment to bringing women and underrepresented minorities into the field and places the college among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence.
An institution must attain Bronze before being eligible for the Silver or Gold awards.
VCU Engineering’s percentages of female and underrepresented minority undergraduates have seen a 33 percent increase since 2012. In addition, it is Virginia’s number one engineering program for percentage of Hispanic/Latinx graduates.
The college’s inclusion efforts also include K-12 outreach activities focused on bringing STEM learning to students from widely varied demographics, backgrounds and learning styles. The college has regional and global partnerships with multiple institutions including Virginia Union University, the commonwealth’s oldest historically black university, and the government of the Ivory Coast in West Africa.