Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Division of Engineering and Applied Science


The Division of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) at Caltech is committed to building and maintaining an environment in which all members of the community are welcomed and are supported. Through respect, inclusion, mentoring, collaboration, and kindness, we aim for each member of the Division to develop their potential and reach their goals unhindered by racism, sexism, and other forms of bias.

We are redoubling our efforts to increase the number of underrepresented students, postdocs, faculty and staff in the Division. To this end, Ravi Ravichandran, the EAS Booth Leadership Chair, established the EAS Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The members are Harry Atwater (Chair), John Dabiri, Michelle Effros, Andrei Faraon, Melany Hunt, Beverley McKeon, Austin Minnich, Yisong Yue, and Chris Umans.

The Committee’s charge is to develop recommendations for a set of useful and actionable measures that EAS can undertake to achieve its objectives for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and recommend a set of concrete metrics for measuring success in increasing the diversity of the EAS Division and associated Caltech communities. The Committee consulted broadly with faculty, students, postdocs, and staff across the Division to seek their opinions and input, and produced the Report of the Engineering and Applied Science Division Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in November 2020.

Our goal is for EAS to become a leader in the academic engineering community for both our intellectual output and our reputation as a place that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. This will require sustained dedication and effort from all of us, and the dismantling and reengineering of the structures that have provided obstacles to this goal.

Ideas? Questions? Concerns? Suggestions? Please send to dei.eas@caltech.edu


Undergraduate admission at Caltech is need-blind and actively supports student access, equity, and inclusion.

Graduate admission at Caltech is grounded in the understanding that civility and mutual respect for diversity of background, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, and marital and family status, are critical. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment in which such diversity will flourish.

Caltech is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.