Building A More Diverse Tomorrow

Ramón Roche-Maldonado knows the importance of bringing more diversity into the field of engineering. Every year, he works with the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) to bring a love of science and curiosity into high school classrooms with SPHE junior chapters. He loves being able to share his interests with younger minds, and more than 125 students each spring love being able to enrich their learning.

UW-Madison’s College of Engineering is committed to recruiting and graduating academically excellent and creative students who are diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, and geographic and socioeconomic representation. The Engineering Diversity Affairs Fund supports and expands The Diversity Affairs Office’s scholarship program, Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity (LEED) Scholars, which provides merit-based scholarships for groups historically underrepresented in engineering education and the workforce.

Your gift will sustain our efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate students of color, women, and educationally disadvantaged, low-income, and first generation college students, and develop and implement programs that help these underrepresented students reach their academic, career, and personal goals.