Committee on Climate and Inclusion

The Department of Electrical Engineering's Climate and Inclusion Committee hopes that all members of the department enjoy coming to the Engineering Quadrangle every day and interacting with each other as colleagues. The electrical engineering community is broad in just about every dimension, from research interest to cultural background and identity.

The EE Climate and Inclusion Committee recognizes that within our community, not everyone may feel welcome and appreciated and some may face challenges that inhibit their ability to reach their full potential. These challenges may disproportionately affect those from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to race, color, sex, gender identity and expression, sexuality, socioeconomic background, disability, religion, age, or academic background. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of our community.

Two things to know about what we can do:

  1. We want to hear your ideas on how the EE climate can be improved, whether it involves hosting an event, organizing a meeting, collecting data, or addressing specific concerns.
  2. We are your advocates. We will seek out the resources and people who can help. When contacting committee members, please recognize that faculty and staff have legal obligations to report sexual misconduct concerns that fall under Title IX to University administrators.

To contact all members of the ELE Climate and Inclusion Committee, please email

Committee Members


Jim Sturm (co-chair)

Administrative Staff

Kate Furda

Postdoctoral Researcher

Suresh Venkatesh

Graduate Students

Anjali Premkumar (co-chair) and Shafayat Hossain

Undergraduate Students

Clare Cook and Elaine Wright