MIE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at Northeastern University is dedicated to fostering an environment that values diversity in all its forms. Our mission is to cultivate a culture of inclusivity, equity, and belonging by implementing initiatives that promote awareness, and education within our department community.


Our vision is a department where diversity is embraced as a fundamental strength, where equity is a reality for all, and where inclusion is woven into the fabric of life.

Interests of the Committee

Raising awareness and providing learning opportunities for our community members through workshops, events, dialogues, and activities centered on embedding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles into pedagogy, research, and service.

Establishing an inclusive environment within the MIE department where individuals from diverse backgrounds can share their experiences and exchange ideas to foster and advance diversity.

Empowering the MIE community in their endeavors to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, thereby cultivating a more inclusive and equitable environment for all.


  • Hispanic Heritage Month Lunch – November 2023
  • The Nutcracker Experience | Boston Ballet – December 2023
  • Turkish Edition | Coffee Hour – February 2024
  • Breaking the Glass Lab | Understanding the realities faced by women in STEM Higher Education – March 2024
  • Neurodiversity in Art: Guided Tour at the Museum of Fine Arts – May 2024

Committee Members

  • Rouzbeh Amini, Associate Professor
  • Cynthia Hajal, Assistant Professor
  • Natalia Diaz, Program Coordinator
  • Soha Tahar, PhD Candidate
  • Sahil Shikalgar, PhD Candidate