Welcome to Diversity and Inclusion at the College of Engineering and Polymer Science!
Our mission is to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion by promoting inclusion and excellence; create educational opportunities; and increase the number of underrepresented students in our engineering programs.
Academic support programs at the College
The Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics (IDEAs) Program
Founded in 1990, the Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics (IDEAs) Program was created to provide an environment of inclusion for underrepresented students by embracing and cultivating their uniqueness to impact the engineering community.
Women in Engineering (WIE) Program
Since our establishment in 1993, our passion is to ensure women are equally represented in the engineering workforce, and that hard-working students eager to learn and change the world are fully aware of their capabilities.
IDEAs and WIE Events
The Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics (IDEAs) Program and the Women in Engineering (WIE) Program play a pivotal role in enhancing the overall college experience for students by promoting peer-to-peer connections, personal and professional growth, community, and a sense of belonging through various student-centered and meaningful opportunities.
Diverse Engineering: A Podcast
The College of Engineering and Polymer Science Diverse Engineering podcast celebrates diverse engineering voices and stories from The University of Akron.
CEPS Cultural Awareness and Professional Behavior Training
The College of Engineering and Polymer Science (CEPS) believes that a diversity of experiences, thoughts and perspectives should be welcomed into our College and that all members should feel a sense of belonging and support. CEPS Cultural Awareness and Professional Behavior Training on Brightspace is required for all students who plan to attend a conference, student design competition, co-op or internship.
Schrank Hall North 353C
College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Akron, OH 44325-3901