At Penn State diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are fundamental to the University’s values and mission to support all members of our Commonwealth and beyond. We strive to assertively incorporate these values into our research, teaching, learning, outreach, assessment, operations, and decision making at all levels of the University.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
Diversity among students and faculty is a top priority for MatSE, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and the Office of Educational Equity and each take an active role in promoting respect and embracing diversity. By fostering an environment that values diversity, we hope to help all people find a place in our program.