Diversity and Community Resources

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science (MEMS) at Yale strives to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of its community to learn and work together. We acknowledge, welcome, and celebrate our differences, including those related to race, gender, gender identity, nationality, immigration status, sexual orientation, religion, disability status, and socioeconomic status. Motivated by the understanding that research and education benefit from the involvement of all people, we are committed to broadening participation in our department and in our profession. We are actively engaged in the recruitment, retention, and promotion of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff from varied backgrounds to achieve this goal. Below, please find a number of useful links to MEMS, SEAS, and university community resources and diversity organizations.

MEMS Communities and Diversity Organizations

The MEMS chapter of ASME

As Yale’s Student Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Y-ASME aims to provide community and experiences for mechanical engineering majors at Yale. For more information, contact Tyler Imprescia and Shreyas Raman (Co-Presidents).

MEMS Women’s Group

The MEMS women’s group is open to all members of MEMS and meets monthly to socialize, discuss issues important to women within the community and within mechanical engineering. Contact Sophia Eristoff for details.

SEAS and University Diversity Resources

Yale University Support

SEAS support for graduate students

Career development

Diversity resources (PDF)