Salar Fattahi, University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) assistant professor, and Tiffany Wu, School of Education Ph.D. Student, have received the DEI Faculty grant from the University of Michigan College of Engineering.
They plan to use this grant to fund their workshops on mathematics and machine learning for juniors and seniors from low-income high schools in the Detroit area to engage students in STEM fields, specifically industrial and operations engineering. This grant will help them provide these workshops free of charge to students who may be interested in these subjects.
“When we think about enhancing diversity and promoting equity within our engineering departments, we believe one important way is to reach out to underrepresented minority students 40 miles away in our own backyard,” said Fattahi. “We hope this workshop will be the beginning of a lasting partnership that can lead to increased application and enrollment of the local students to the U-M College of Engineering and in particular U-M IOE.”
To learn more about Salar Fattahi, you can access his biography using the link here.