The Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington is committed to fostering a supportive environment for diverse students, faculty, and staff. We recognize that it is essential to identify and educate diverse students in order to achieve our goal of remaining an elite, internationally recognized leader in human centered design and engineering.
At the heart of HCDE research, theory, and practice lies a shared understanding of the importance of people as users and consumers of information and technology. To ensure that our research, theory, and practice are always on the forefront of the user experience, we must reflect the diversity of our society. To that end, we are committed to identifying, recruiting, and retaining diverse faculty, staff, and students with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual and gender identity/orientation, disability, religion, culture, socio-economic status, and geography.
A few ways in which HCDE recruits and supports its diverse students, faculty, and staff are below:
- Diversity mentoring program for students
- Sakson Diversity Undergraduate Scholarship
- HCDE Diversity Board, consisting of alumni and friends of the department
- Participation in Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
- Participation in the University of Washington's STEM Bridge Program
- Recruitment at local and national graduate program and community college fairs, including diversity fairs
- Provide students with access to a wide range of directed research group opportunities with faculty
- HCDE information sessions
- News and Events for Current Engineering Students
- Diversity Board meetings (email the Academic Services Manager to learn when the next meeting is scheduled)
College of Engineering Diversity Page
Contains diversity mission statement for the college and a list of diversity initiatives, along with contact information.
College of Engineering Student Services
Resources for prospective and current engineering students.
Ethnic Culture Center
The UW Ethnic Cultural Center provides programs and a learning environment where students and student organizations collaborate, develop, and implement programs while building leadership and organizational skills.
Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement (GO-MAP)
Information, support and resources for minority students seeking graduate study at the UW.
The Husky Promise
We believe that students from all economic backgrounds should have the opportunity to attend the University of Washington. Finances should not be a barrier to getting an education.
Office of Minority Affairs
A central resource for many of the UW's campus wide diversity outreach, recruitment and retention programs.
The Q Center facilitates and enhances an open, safe, inclusive, and celebratory environment for bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, Two-spirit, transgender, intersex, questioning, same-gender-loving, differently oriented, and allied students, faculty, and staff.
University of Washington Diversity Appraisal
Information of ongoing UW appraisal of diversity across campus. Includes reports, committees, inventory of outreach programs and other resources.
University of Washington Diversity Page
University of Washington's home page for campus wide diversity information. Calendar of events and resources for faculty, staff and students.
University of Washington Women's Center
Home page for the UW's Women's Center which includes classes, programs and events designed to better the lives of women, men, girls and boys through education and community involvement.
Please contact the Academic Services Manager if you have any questions or would like to participate on the Diversity Board.