Underrepresented Minorities and Students With Disabilities

  • 17 percent of CBTE Trainees are from underrepresented minority groups. This number represents the number of URMs that have graduated from the program and those currently in training.

Diversity Statistics


  • The proportion of (a) URM and (b) female trainees supported on the T32 training grant each year. Data is shown as a sliding average (orange line) with a 6-year bin size (the estimated time to degree). Fitted trend lines (dashed blue line) emphasize the trajectory of growth over time.

Career Placement

  • Cofounder at First Choice Laboratories, Inc.
  • R&D Scientist and Business Development Associate at Altor Bioscience Corporation.
  • Product Specialist at W.L. Gore & Associates
  • Vice President of Product Development, Humacyte
  • President and Founder, Alta Vision
  • Director at Zymergen, Inc. San Francisco Bay Area Management Consulting
  • Project manager at EPIC Systems
  • Senior Consultant at Navigant

Additional Resources

 We strongly support increasing the participation of students from underrepresented groups and students with disabilities in our program. Some useful resources specifically for students with disabilities may include:

  1. The Duke Student Disability Access Office (SDAO), which explores possible coverage and academic accommodations for current and prospective Duke Engineering undergraduate and graduate students. 
  2. The Duke University Disability Management System website, which provides information for Duke Engineering visitors and guests with disabilities.
  3. The Request to be Considered for Reasonable Accommodations Form, for students with a disability that would like to receive consideration for accommodations.
  4. The Association on Higher Education and Disability, a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.
  5. The Institute for Accessible Science (IAS), an online site supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health, for developing and sharing knowledge and tools for accessible science.