Some examples of the proposed activities of the Institute include, but are not limited to;  conducting scholarly research, including evaluation and assessment, to investigate challenges, explore new ideas, and implement effective solutions; collaborating with AE3 on research that integrates engineering education and diversity; bringing thought leaders to campus through a Dean’s Distinguished Lectureship series; supporting faculty in proposing and implementing successful broader impacts / broadening participation activities for grant proposals; attracting new large-scale funding for scholarly research (e.g., NSF ADVANCE, LSAMP, INCLUDES, AGEP); and disseminating best practices. We expect that the Institute will become a unique, highly visible, leading program on engineering diversity in the country.