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For Graduate Students

“I got hooked on technology...The excitement of figuring a complex problem out creates a eureka moment. It’s one of the best moments in life.”

- Robert F. Smith'85

Learn about the Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) office's fellowship and graduate student leadership programs. We host lunch seminars, symposia, holiday receptions, and awards banquets, along with other opportunities for graduate students to connect to a broad, supportive community.

Graduate Student Programs

DPE supports Cornell Engineering graduate students through fellowship programs and professional development opportunities.

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Diversity Fellowship Programs

DPE oversees diversity fellowship programs within the College of Engineering, including the Sloan and Colman Fellowships, as well as the GEM Fellowship.

Colman Leaders

Colman Leadership Program

The Colman Leadership Program is a bi-annual event (offered in January and June) that seeks to enroll 25-30 PhD students for an intensive three-day program focused on providing participants with skills and knowledge that will support their development as leaders in graduate school and beyond.