The Herbert Werthiem College of Engineering at the University of Florida is proud to host the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME)’s 43rd Annual Summer Institute.

About SECME:

SECME is a pre-college STEM initiative whose goal is to increase the pool of historically underrepresented and underserved students prepared to enter and complete post-secondary studies in STEM. Thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce.

As the nation’s oldest pre-college STEM initiative committed to STEM instruction and post-secondary access for underrepresented students, SECME, Inc. is highly regarded for its reach and impact in our most challenged communities. Based in Georgia and affiliated with 40 engineering universities in 15 states, along with a host of industry and government partners, SECME is uniquely positioned to deliver the nation’s most science-rich content and resources to its least-served populations, ensuring access and success in post-secondary STEM disciplines.

Diversity at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering:

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida values broad diversity within our community and is committed to individual and group empowerment, inclusion, and the elimination of discrimination. We aspire to educate students to become future leaders capable of creating diverse and inclusive work cultures wherever their careers may take them.

The college is:

  • Ranked #2 producer of doctoral engineering degrees to African American students (2018 Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
  • Ranked #6 producer of engineering degrees to Hispanic students (2018 Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
  • Ranked #8 among Hispanic engineering students receiving master’s degrees and #3 for receiving doctoral degrees (2018 Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
  • Ranked #14 out of 50 Best Colleges for African-Americans ( 2016 Money Magazine)
  • Ranked #6 in master’s degrees and #10 in doctoral degrees for graduating female engineering candidates (2014 Engineering Workforce Commission)
  • ASEE 2018 HWCOE Diversity Rankings:
    • 3rd in Black Faculty
    • 7th in Hispanic Faculty
    • 13th in Female Faculty