Our Values

As part of a global community, our research group values the diverse people we engage. We stand with those groups who are singled out and marginalized, in particular those seeking refuge from persecution or conflict. Scientific research relies on the free exchange of ideas and the movement of curious minds around the world.

The data are clear. Diversity is a benefit to the scientific endeavor. Immigrants and refugees contribute to education and scientific breakthroughs in the US and around the world. Our lab itself believes in and benefits from myriad perspectives, skillsets, and origin stories. We pride ourselves on the fact that our students are from around the world, that they are from a wide array of religious and cultural backgrounds, and that they are pursuing a variety of callings.


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The DeBoer Lab welcomes graduate and undergraduate students regardless of race, religion, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, international, or disability status.



The DeBoer Lab is motivated to understand how we can promote equity and success for diverse engineering students around the world. 


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DeBoer lab has been conducting global surveys and publishing papers, journals, white papers, and reports.Stay tuned on our recent publications.

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