Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Cockrell School is committed to building an inclusive environment, free from all forms of hate, racism and injustice, where students, faculty and staff feel safe and supported. Every member of our school community — whoever you are, wherever you are from and whatever you believe — is valued. Never forget that you belong here.

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The DEI Plan is a defined framework and set of initiatives that will guide our future decisions and investments across all departments and communities.    Learn more

Faces of Texas Engineering

March 29, 2021
Interview with Alumna Carmen Wright

Carmen Wright is the first Black woman to graduate with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from UT Austin. We sat down with Wright to learn more about her other "firsts" and how she encourages others to not let being ... Read the story

March 11, 2021

Catherine Dominic, a sophomore aerospace engineering major from Sugarland, Texas, was selected to receive a Brooke Owens Fellowship for 2021. Dominic joins two former students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics to receive the award — ... Read the story

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February 01, 2021
An Accomplished Engineer, Ervin Perry Made History as UT’s First Black Faculty Member

Along with the Precursors, who were the first Black undergraduate students to enroll at UT Austin in 1956, Ervin Perry — who, in 1964, became the first Black faculty member at UT, a professor of civil engineering — helped ... Read the story

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