Op-Ed: College of Engineering students stand in solidarity

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:36pm

As students from the College of Engineering, we would like to express our solidarity with our fellow African-American engineers and other engineers of color during this time of hate on Central Campus, which affects our community on North Campus as well. While we understand that this is an election year and that activism and protest are important aspects of the democratic process, there is no excuse for patently offensive material posted on the walls of this University. We will encourage dialogue, but demand civility. We will challenge ideas, but not slander our fellow human beings. We will foster collaboration to solve our problems and not resort to the tactics of bigotry. We stand as engineers who are dedicated to defeating social injustice, not just through words but also through actions in our daily lives. Today we stand with our fellow engineers and the University community as a whole.


In solidarity,

College of Engineering student organizations

Alpha Pi Mu

Michigan Concrete Canoe Team

Alpha Sigma Mu

Michigan E-MAGINE

American Chemical Society Polymer Division - Student Chapter

Michigan Emissary Group

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Michigan Health Engineered for All Lives (M-HEAL)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Michigan Mars Rover Team

Beta Mu Epsilon

Michigan Materials Society


Michigan Process Equipment Design and Demonstration

Biomedical Engineering Society

Movement of Underrepresented Sisters in Engineering and Science (MUSES)

Chemical Engineering Graduate Society


Chi Epsilon

MPowered Entrepreneurship

Climat and Space Sciences and Engineering (CLaSP) Graduate and Undergraduate Student Organization

National Society of Black Engineers

CSE Scholars

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Electric Motorcycle Racing Team

BLUELab Pantanal Partnership 

Engineering Global Leadership Honors Society

Phalombe Initiative for Education

Engineering Student Government

Phi Sigma Rho sorority

Ensemble of Computer Science and Engineering Ladies

Phoenix Helio-Powered Helicopter

Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science

Pi Tau Sigma

FIRST Alumni and Mentors Network at Michigan

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)

Genes in Diseases and Symptoms

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Alumni Association at the University of Michigan


Sigma Gamma Tau

Engineering Honors Student Advisory Board

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at The University of Michigan 

Society of Plastics Engineers

Inistititue of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Student Chapter 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

Strength Augmenting Robotic Exoskeletons

Intelligent Ground Vehicle Team

Student Space Systems Fabrication Lab


University of Michigan Supermileage Team


The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA)

The Epeians


The Quarterdeck Society

MECC Consulting Group

Society of Minority Engineers and Scientists (Graduate Component)

Michigan Aquaponics

Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity

Michigan Aviators

University of Michigan Solar Car Team