Inclusive Engineering

As part of building an inclusive environment for a diverse student body, we seek to meet the economic, social, and educational needs of all engineering students, from tuition to tools. In recent years, the School of Engineering launched new initiatives to expand and strengthen inclusive engineering efforts, including the following:

  • Supporting access and affordability through targeted scholarship funds.
  • Underwriting the costs for underrepresented students to attend career-oriented conferences.
  • Awarding De Novo Fellowships to outstanding students from underrepresented groups to work on research projects with faculty mentors who are committed to increasing diversity in STEM.
  • Building a mentorship program which pairs alumni with current students, along with a new alumni and student networking program. 
  • Facilitating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lecture and panel discussion series featuring national STEM leaders.
  • Recruiting a more diverse faculty. 


Women in Engineering
Women in Engineering

We know how important it is to have faculty role models to mentor and encourage students, as well as lively peer activities to help them grow professionally and personally. Outside of the classroom, Santa Clara University offers inspiring speakers, informative workshops, and lots of opportunities for outreach, travel, networking, and social engagement.

Amritpal Singh ’20 was paid to work on the project for 10 weeks as a De Novo Fellow—a program designed to encourage underrepresented students in engineering and the sciences to take on a research challenge.

Civil engineering major Marieli Rubio ’21, a First-Generation Latina, shares her story of being resourceful, proactive, and resilient. Supporting inclusive engineering scholarships can ensure more incredible SCU students like Marieli have the access and opportunity to pursue their passions and dreams in STEM.

Bioengineer Shani Williams spent her summer as part of Assistant Professor Emre Araci’s research team, developing a “wearable sensor for physical activity tracking”—an ultrathin microfluidic sensor that can be placed on the skin to measure how the tissue reacts in connection with a particular movement.

Join Us on Our Mission

Help Santa Clara advance our distinctive Jesuit education by supporting Inclusive Engineering.