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DPE Programs & Events

Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) offers a variety of programs and services to engage and develop both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty, staff, and future Cornellians. We also provide opportunities for members of the Cornell Engineering community to receive recognition for their academic, mentoring, leadership, research, and professional endeavors.

Many of DPE's signature programs cater broadly to a wide collection of communities. Learn about opportunities that enhance interaction and learning across groups. Explore our signature programs that are open to a broad audience!

If you plan to attend an upcoming program, we kindly request that you fill out our RSVP form so that we can plan accordingly.

For programs tailored to specific constituencies, please see their respective pages:

Explore the many ways to participate!

DPE organizes events throughout the year where members of our community at all stages of their Engineering education and career are welcome.

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Professional Development

DPE hosts several recurring events and programs that focus on professional development which are open to the broad Cornell Engineering community.

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Annual Awards Banquet

Each spring, DPE’s Annual Awards Banquet honors the successes of our engineering community. It recognizes students, staff, and faculty who are making a difference within Cornell Engineering. Generous corporate and foundation sponsors provide funding for scholarships and awards, which students may apply for during the spring semester and receive during the banquet.

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Conferences & Symposia

By attending various conferences and symposia hosted by DPE, you are presented with opportunities to connect with a community of scholars, share your research, learn about industry trends, and connect with proven leaders, strategist, professionals, and peers.

DPE Welcome & Open House

Each fall semester, DPE along with affiliated student organizations welcomes incoming undergraduate and graduate students, along with staff and faculty and returning members of the Cornell Engineering community, to become familiar with our programs through a community fair. At the DPE Welcome, you learn about resources, professional development, leadership opportunities, project teams, and how to get involved!