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Inclusive Excellence

Our dedication to engineering for the public good is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). Baskin Engineering is committed to supporting historically underserved communities in STEM. We lead with an equity-centered engineering mindset in how we teach, research, and support each other.

Meet your support team

MESA at Baskin Engineering

MESA is the university level component of the statewide system Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program of the University of California Office of the President. At UC Santa Cruz, MESA is an integral part of Student Excellence, Engagement, and Inclusion and provides advice in academic, career, social and cultural areas for students in the Baskin Engineering community.

MESA graduates
Aerial view of the Westside Research Park

Genomics Diversity

The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute strives to involve all people—regardless of race, class, and gender—in our genomics-related research and scholarship. Our diversity programs are designed to encourage and assist underrepresented students in the field with financial aid, support, and campus resources.

Diverse Voices

The Diverse Voices professional speaker series brings inspiring industry professionals to the UC Santa Cruz campus to engage with Baskin Engineering students.

Previous Diverse Voices speakers

Carlos Isaac Espinosa Ramirez

Fellow Carlos Isaac Espinosa Ramirez

Yatong Chen

Fellow Yatong Chen

Additional learning

List of Books

The New York Times Anti-Racist Reading List

Black Feminist Thought : Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower:  Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir:  Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist:  Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Maya Angelou

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color: Andrea J. Ritchie

Just Mercy: Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy: Layla F. Saad

Raising Our Hands: Jenna Arnold

Redefining Realness: Janet Mock 

Sister Outsider: Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race: Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye: Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time: James Baldwin

Last modified: Apr 17, 2024