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Where Do They Work? • Construction companies • Design agencies • Engineering consulting firms • Environmental companies • Government agencies Andrew Williams is the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Spahr Professor of Electrical Engineering and What Are They Paid? Computer Science. He oversees Bachelor’s degreeDiversity candidates KU Engineering’s & national average starting salary Women’s Programs, where he is range: responsible for fostering the success, recruitment, and retention Architectural Engineering: - $58,000 of$53,000 women and underrepresented   undergraduate and graduate Civil Engineering:   students and faculty. $49,200 - $59,000 *Salaries from the National Association Contact Dr. Williams: of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 785-864-3620

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American Bridge Company Bartlett & West Black & Veatch American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Boeing Burns & McDonnell ConocoPhillips Environmental National SystemsSociety Designof Black Engineers (NSBE) Exxon Mobil Corporation Federal Aviation Administration Halliburton Company Society of Hispanic Professional HNTB Corporation Engineers (SHPE) JE Dunn Construction Kiewit Schlumberger Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Spirit AeroSystems SPX Cooling Technologies Textron Aviation Turner Construction Company U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Union Pacific Verizon Wireless students are active in Westar Energy The University of Kansas Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

More than 100 KU’s Diversity student organizations.

The University of Kansas School of Engineering Office of Diversity & Women’s Programs 1536 W. 15th St., LEEP2 Lawrence, KS 66045

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KU Engineering provides an extensive support system to foster development for minority and female engineering students. Whether it’s scholarships, mentoring, tutoring, advising, networking, or moral support, the School of Engineering operates in an inclusive environment designed to help students succeed.

Diversity and Women’s Programs offers the right elements to help students put all the pieces of the Jayhawk puzzle together and succeed. That includes robust scholarship offerings that totaled more than $200,000 in diversity specific scholarship offerings in the 2015-2016 academic year. That’s in addition to the $2 million dollars in scholarships offered each year by the School of Engineering.

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Engineering Diversity and Women’s Programs provide structure and guidance for students to get involved and grow their leadership skills. Students have the opportunity to organize projects, communicate the need for new programs, and implement activities that benefit minority engineering students.

Founded in 1971, KU’s Engineering Diversity and Women’s Program is one of the oldest such organizations in the country.

Evening with Industry provides students with an opportunity to interact with employers in a personal, relaxed setting. It’s held in conjunction each year with the Fall Engineering and Computing Career Fair. Organizers strive to connect students with employers representing the student’s career interests, potentially unlocking the door for that ideal internship or dream job after earning a degree.

Ku engineering diversity & women's program guide(2017 2018)  
Ku engineering diversity & women's program guide(2017 2018)