Diversity and Outreach News


Jonathan Watts, vice president at Watts Architecture & Engineering, came to the University at Buffalo as a transfer student in 1996. He left his previous college because he felt that UB offered a more comprehensive engineering education, and went on to earn his BS in industrial engineering in 2000 and a BS in civil engineering in 2003.


Kennedy Colon is building a pipeline. While she’s a civil engineer, the pipeline she’s talking about is for students from disadvantaged and minority communities to get to STEM at UB – and succeed once they’re here.


The course is intended for software developers, entrepreneurs, students, senior managers and more.

Adrienne Decker, assistant professor in the newly formed Department of Engineering Education in UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is participating in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase, a virtual poster competition being held this week, from May 13-20.
Philip Odonkor, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, is one of 15 UB students who has been named a recipient for the 2019 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Rishabh Bhandawat, a PhD student in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, can imagine a world in which engineers are setting an example for inclusion and diversity, where people can express their gender identity however they choose and be met with acceptance.