Events and Awards


Here, you will find events sponsored or organized by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and other entities at the University of Rochester.


University awards related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

For the second year in a row, the University has been recognized for its efforts to support equity and inclusivity across campus. As a recipient of the 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, a national honor recognizing US colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, Rochester will be featured, along with 100 other recipients, in the November 2021 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

America’s Best Employers for Diversity

The Medical Center is included in Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity.” The list highlights 500 employers most identified by employees as being dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Those on the list have the most diverse boards, as well as the most proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives.