Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Celebrating Black Engineers in STEM

As part of Black History Month in McKelvey Engineering and across the nation, we honor and celebrate our Black students, faculty, staff and alumni. We respect Black history and achievements. And we mark this important month as a time to learn, reflect and grow as a community.

We encourage the entire McKelvey community to take time this month — and beyond — to participate in events, read about Black McKelvey engineers, and engage in thoughtful dialogue. Our work to end systemic racial inequality and disparities does not start and end during this month, but we can use this month to come together as a school. We invite you to visit this webpage throughout the month to identify ways that you can engage as McKelvey commemorates Black History Month.

Celebrating Black engineers

In the first video of our “Questions with ...“ series, we catch up with Sharniece Holland, lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, and learn more about her background in additive manufacturing, what she’s streaming online and what Black History Month means to her.

Upcoming WashU Events

Check out the full schedule of Black History Month events happening throughout the university at Happenings

View the events

Homage exhibit

Black History Month Artifact Exhibit

Noon – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21


Black in Engineering with McKelvey

5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22


Black is Future

4 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28

We are McKelvey

McKelvey Engineering offers a wide range of opportunities for Black students, from the National Society of Black Engineers to research-intensive summer programs. But we realize there is an opportunity for growth in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are committed to addressing longstanding social injustice and inequality within the school and larger community.

We are developing new programs, policies and resources, but most importantly, we are listening. By working together, we can enact change.