Programs and Initiatives

In the Cockrell School, we offer several programs, organizations and initiatives that are focused on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts aimed at providing a more inclusive Texas Engineering community.

Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program (EOE)

EOE provides equal opportunities for underrepresented ethnic minorities and students with marginalized identities by increasing awareness of engineering to diverse pre-college students, promoting academic success to increase retention and graduation and developing leadership and career-driven programs.

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Women in Engineering Program (WEP)

WEP connects students, educators and professionals to the world of engineering through recruitment initiatives, supportive structures and educational services to promote the success and advancement of women in engineering.

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K-12 Outreach Programs and Events

Girl Day at UT Austin
This one-day event is geared toward K-8 students and features over 150 free-flowing hands-on activities and demonstrations hosted by volunteers, student organizations, corporate partners and community organizations. Students get the chance to explore STEM topics at their own pace throughout the event. Learn more

WEP-Led Camps
The Women in Engineering Program offers several camps and events for K-12 students to teach them about engineering and other STEM topics and inspire them to join the Cockrell School of Engineering. Learn more

EOE-Led Camps
The Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program offers several camps and special visits to introduce K-12 students to engineering and encourage them to join the engineering field. Learn more

Curriculum and Educator Programs
The Cockrell School has programs for K-12 educators to teach young people of all backgrounds about the impact engineering has on the world:
Engineer Your World
Texas Girls Collaborative Project
Edison Lecture Series

Student Organizations

Below are organizations that support diverse engineering student populations: