Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) is rooted in our vision of creating the next generation of problem solvers who can create ethical and equitable solutions to global challenges.

Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) is a collection of researchers, educators, learners, and community members that values creating access, opportunity, and advancement through engineering education. Tufts CEEO has prioritized becoming an organization that is welcoming, equitable, and inclusive. We acknowledge this is an ever-changing quest and that engineering and education has been deeply shaped by oppressive systems such as racism, sexism, ableism, and classism. To this end, Tufts CEEO works toward:

  • Building and supporting a CEEO workforce that is equitable and diverse in thought, experience, and representation. 
  • Creating a community at CEEO that is transparent, collaborative, reflective, respectful, and inclusive.
  • Creating engineering education scholarship, teaching, and technology built on equity and inclusion by acknowledging existing power structures and working to counter dominant narratives around engineering (who gets to be an engineer, is included in engineering/can be considered an engineer)
  • Identifying barriers faced by marginalized populations and working to address these barriers by actively seeking out their voices and building upon communities’ existing assets in our research, outreach, teaching, and technology design and development.
  • Recognizing that our work needs to be done in partnership with diverse community organizations and experts, and working to support and build that network.

To support this vision, our DEIJ Action Plan has been designed to enable Tufts CEEO members to collaboratively work towards building knowledge about anti-oppressive work in our community, creating a welcoming and inclusive working environment, and diversifying our network of collaborators and partners.

Tufts CEEO three part action plan: Knowledge, Environment & Culture, and Connections & Network