Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our mission is to provide an inclusive environment where our entire community can thrive.

Cockrell School of Engineering
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

Message from the Chair

The Department of Biomedical Engineering aligns with the Cockrell School of Engineering and The University of Texas at Austin in our efforts to build an inclusive an environment free from all forms of hate, racism, and injustice. We believe a population that is diverse in experiences and backgrounds is beneficial to creating a rich educational atmosphere for all of us. To that end, we strive to increase diversity in our community and grow our efforts to provide resources that ensure all of our students, faculty, and staff are welcomed and supported. Within our department, we have formed a diversity committee and are continuing to launch initiatives that further our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. We welcome feedback from the Texas BME community to help us made strides in these areas.


Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert
Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering