College of Engineering and Computing launches new diversity initiative

BLAST OFF WEEK logo in orange lettering

George Mason University’s College of Engineering and Computing and the Office of Diversity, Outreach, and Inclusive Learning (DOIL) invites students, faculty, and staff to participate in the launch of DOIL’s Computing and Engineering Diversity Resource Information Center (CEDRIC).   

The events will occur during the week of October 25 and will showcase some of the information and resources available at CEDRIC. Attendees may ask questions, and engage with the panelists, presenters, and each other and discuss what useful resources and communities they have found or would like to see at the college.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 25 (11:30 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m.) | Atrium   


Student groups and organizations will promote their mission, values, and resources for diverse students looking for peer communities that will support them socially, academically, and professionally.

Tuesday, October 26 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) | Stackable Conference Rooms ENGR 1602, ENGR 2901, ENGR 3507 


Explore the on- and off-campus resources and opportunities available for diverse students, faculty, and staff within CEC to engage in leadership roles.

Wednesday, October 27 (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) | Computer Science Conference Room 4201


Learn about research and funding opportunities available to diverse undergraduate and graduate students and hear from university resource centers and offices with information on support for fellowships, graduate schools, research, and study abroad opportunities.

Thursday, October 28 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) | Research Hall 163


Engage in our Career Services Sessions where industry advising experts discuss the resources available on campus for diverse students to get them career-ready to pursue a myriad of internship and employment opportunities.

Friday, October 29 (All Day) | Atrium


Mix and mingle in the Atrium (socially distanced, of course) and view the recorded walk-through and virtual launch of CEDRIC.