Engineering for Everyone: Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—Nov. 30

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Distinguished Speaker Series

A program of the MIT School of Engineering.

DATE: Tuesday, November 30th
TIME: 1:00 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Grier Room 34-401 (capacity limited – please register to confirm a seat)
Virtual: link provided upon RSVP
RSVP: Email Greg Soloviev at

Gilda BarabinoGilda A. Barabino

President of Olin College of Engineering
Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering

Engineering for Everyone: Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At its core, engineering involves creative problem solving. Diverse groups of problem solvers are more likely to outperform homogeneous groups and derive the best solution. Yet, ensuring diverse groups in engineering is compromised by the persistent underrepresentation of members of racially minoritized groups and women, and the lack of equitable and inclusive environments to ensure their success. Centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the context of engineering for everyone has the capacity to effect meaningful change within our institutions and across higher education. This presentation will challenge assumptions, provide frameworks, apply inclusion lessons, and offer strategies for the future.

About the series
The SoE DEI Distinguished Speaker Series, presented by the MIT School of Engineering, aims to provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to hear from current and former engineering leaders on how they’ve worked to build inclusive, respectful communities in which all people feel welcome. This new series will offer a forum for members of the School of Engineering community to deepen knowledge and engage in open and thoughtful exchange. Each event will consist of a 30-minute lecture followed by 30 minutes of Q+A.