GEDI Mission Statement

Graduate Engineers Diversifying Illinois (GEDI) seeks to foster development in graduate engineering students in the following areas: professional journal publication, industry and academia preparation, interdisciplinary research discourse, research grant proposals, and course/examination skills development.

GEDI’s goal is also to provide members with mental and emotional support, professional development opportunities, and an extension of the knowledge base in the form of tech talks, guest lectures, workshops, and conference exposure.

GEDI members are also involved in outreach by mentoring younger audiences in STEM fields and assisting in recruitment efforts for the Graduate College.

While GEDI focuses on targeting graduate students of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, all graduate students in STEM fields are welcome.