Micro-credentials

SEAS 360 Diversity Badge.

Diversity and Inclusion for Engineers

Develop knowledge, understanding, and awareness of issues in diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. 

The SEAS 360° Diversity and Inclusion for Engineers micro-credential provides an opportunity for students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to develop knowledge, understanding, and awareness of issues in diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. Through a series of workshops and assignments you will recognize how diverse teams are stronger and more effective at solving the kinds of complex problems that are the lifeblood of the engineering profession, and how having multiple points of view, approaches and skill sets, allows a better, more efficient and faster solutions to engineering’s grand challenges.

Who is Eligible?

This micro-credential program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). However, UB students from other disciplines and non-UB students are also encouraged to participate in the program. Interested students must:

  1. Be in good standing In the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 
  2. Attend the SEAS 360 Professionalism Orientation and submit an application with all required materials 
  3. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
 

Benefits to Students

  • Gain an understanding of the inequities that exist in STEM fields and the impact this has on our society, and learn how you can take action to create a more inclusive and diverse work environment.
  • Earn a badge the showcases your awareness of issues in diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM and your ability to work on diverse teams.

Skills Learned

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Professionalism
  • Oral/Written Communication
  • Leadership
  • Career Management

Credit Options: Not for credit
Time to Completion: 2 Semesters
Instruction Method: Hybrid

Badge Requirements

To receive a SEAS 360° Diversity and Inclusion for Engineers badge, students must complete the following:

  • Enroll in the SEAS 360° Certificate of Professional Development Program
  • Attend and participate in 6 specific SEAS 360° workshops
  • Complete a culminating experience and score at least 5 points. 
For Undergraduate Students

A culminating experience for undergraduates includes:

  • Producing a personal reflection paper on diversity and inclusion
  • Creating a 3-5 minute TikTok or YouTube-style video
For Graduate Students

A culminating experience for graduate students includes:

  • Producing a personal reflection paper on diversity and inclusion
  • Creating a 10-15 minute Ted Talk-style video

Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a UB–issued digital badge through Credly and the program will be noted on your academic transcript. Credly is a platform for creating, issuing and managing digital badges. If you have questions about using Credly please contact the Office of Micro-Credentials.

How to Apply

For questions about this micro-credential, or if interested in enrolling, students should contact the program coordinator:

Katie Lengel
seas360@buffalo.edu