In collaboration with the School of Medicine’s academic departments, the College of Engineering’s Minority Science and Engineering Program office, and the Graduate School’s Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program, UW Bioengineering is committed to fostering a climate that is inclusive and welcoming of all groups. This effort is multi-dimensional and includes: recruitment efforts, policies, curriculum, practices, faculty/staff promotions, decision making, and continuing education for our community. We support a vibrant and diverse student body.

2015 marks UW Bioengineering’s 6th consecutive year participating with the UW Chapter in the national Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native American’s in Science (SACNAS) conference. UW Bioengineering students, faculty and staff are also involved with various diverse student organizations and programs, including Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, UW Women’s Initiative, Leadership Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) and UW Women Center’s Making Connections Program.

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UW Graduate Opportunities & Minority Achievement Program (GOMAP) – GOMAP is committed to serving the needs of students of color and students from other underrepresented groups, while simultaneously fostering an educational and social environment in which all students can learn and develop through experiences rich in cultural, ethnic and racial diversity.

UW International Student Services (ISS) office – ISS fulfills the unique needs of international students at UW.

UW LIFT – LIFT offers programs and services that encourage greater productivity, improve the quality of learning and research, and empower people to have the courage and character to compassionately create the healing solutions needed for the planet and its people.

UW Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) – UW’s LSAMP program aims to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rate of underrepresented students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

UW Medicine Center for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Supports individuals and communities on multiple levels by providing information, resources and support to individuals who are interested in diversity and excellence in medical education.

UW National Society of Black Engineers – With a mission to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community, NSBE sponsors a career fair and other events.

UW Q Center – Facilitates and enhances a brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientation, identities, and expressions.

UW SACNAS Chapter – UW’s chapter of SACNAS continues the organization’s tradition of supporting minority scientists and science students.

UW Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center – Resources and opportunities available to students include student advising, organizational development, personal growth, and referrals to different departments and programs.

UW Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – SHPE is social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of Hispanics in engineering, math and science.

UW Society of Women Engineers – SWE offers scholarships, sponsorship of fun competitions, job and internship search resources, and recognition of outstanding achievements through awards.