The faculty, students, and staff of the University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering are committed to a department culture that supports and celebrates each of our members in their studies and their work. We know that excellence and diversity go hand-in-hand. Only with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff – diversity of race, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, skin color, socioeconomic status, physical and mental challenges faced – can Michigan Aero be the leaders and best.
Whether you are a student, an educator, a discoverer, an innovator, a technician, an administrator – or any combination of those – we value what makes you you. Please click here to see a list of faculty, staff and student diversity, equity, and inclusion resources.
The Aerospace Department DEI and Outreach Committees comprise students, faculty, and staff leaders. We work to support the University DEI strategic plan, and that of the College of Engineering: Beyond the five-year plan. In particular, we work to forward the DEI College strategic objectives in our department:
Building a vibrant community makes us all feel like we belong.
Brown bag lunches with the department chair
Coffee hours—faculty-hosted virtual hangouts
Gwen Brown to learn more about these events.
In an effort to improve our departmental climate, we are focusing on collecting statistics and improving mentorship.
The A.E.R.O. Mentorship Program (AMP) takes a
unique multi-level approach to supporting students
with their academic success, program inclusivity,
and career goals.
Learn more about the A.E.R.O Mentorship Program (AMP) »
As academics, we understand that learning is a lifelong process. We are dedicated to continuing this journey in pursuit of equitable representation.
Semesterly AEROSP 200 "Perceptions, Expectations, Prejudices" lecture
Semesterly AEROSP 585 seminar on implicit bias, stereotype threat, and accumulation of disadvantage
Inform AERO staff, faculty and students of the DEI Committee’s current status, progress, and goals.Download PDF—AERO DEI Summary »
Department of Aerospace Engineering