According to William A. Wulf in his annual report to the National Academy of Engineering in the early 2000s, “Diversity is strength in creativity, broadness of new ideas and embracing new perspectives to arrive at the most truly innovative, resource-smart solutions possible.” When the overwhelming majority of the discipline consists of those with a common perspective, it becomes difficult to find the new ideas and innovation critical for engineering success. This paper offers an overview of the current state of diversity across the engineering discipline, as well as tactics for increasing student and faculty diversity in higher education.

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