Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Delaware Mechanical Engineering Department strives to foster an environment where all students, staff, and faculty feel welcomed and empowered to do their best work. Our departmental Diversity and Inclusion Committee comprises faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate student members and works closely with the College of Engineering’s diversity initiatives. Please contact Dr. Heather Doty (hdoty@udel.edu) with questions.

Any ME student wishing to speak confidentially with a faculty member should feel free to contact Dr. Prasad (prasad@udel.edu), Dr. Doty (hdoty@udel.edu), Dr.  Wickenheiser (amwick@udel.edu), or Dr. Poulakakis (poulakas@udel.edu).

A diverse group of female Mechanical Engineering students gather around a wooden bike built for a competition.


(these and many others can be found on the College of Engineering’s Diversity and Inclusion website):


Students in the Statics (MEEG210) mechanical engineering course are partnering with Newark’s "Wooden Wheels" bike shop to design and manufacture wooden frame bikes. The 160 students in the course, working in teams of four, consulted with the owners of Wooden Wheels on their bike frame designs and then utilized the Design Studio in Spencer Lab to make the frames. This gave them a real-world opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge in Statics, a branch of mechanics.


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