The Department of Aerospace Engineering is dedicated to fostering a learning environment in which all students may achieve their full potential.

Jonathan Freund

  Read a Q & A on diversity with Willett Professor and Dept. Head Jonathan Freund.




The following are links to a number of programs and resources for students from U.S. populations who are underrepresented.

Graduate College Diversity Resources for Students

Provides links to summer research, visit, mentoring and other opportunities.

The Grainger College of Engineering

Institute for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) provides links to diversity programs from the college.

Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE)

The Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) program invites promising students to visit campus for an all-expense-paid, in-depth view of the outstanding programs and facilities available for graduate study in the top-ranked fields of engineering, computer science and physics at Illinois.

Inclusive Illinois

Provides information and resources in regards to the university’s commitment to cultivate a community at Illinois where everyone is welcomed, celebrated and respected.

The Student Affairs Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations is another resource.