Celebrating Future Trailblazers in Engineering!

Trailblazers in Engineering are workshops to prepare future trailblazing faculty in engineering with a focus on preparing outstanding scholars who are also committed to increasing the success of underrepresented communities of engineers. Trailblazers in Engineering Fellows are selected not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements but also for their potential impact in expanding representation and diversity in engineering.

The virtual workshop will provide Fellows the ability to network with leading faculty in engineering, thought leaders, program managers at key federal funding agencies, Purdue Engineering heads, and of course, each other. Participants will also meet current Trailblazers and benefit from their inspiring keynote talks.

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Key Dates

  • July 15, 2021: Application cycle opens
  • September 24, 2021: Applications, including cover letters, CVs, research, education statements are due. Letters of recommendations are optional.
  • October 4, 2021: BTE and LATinE Fellows announced
  • Tuesday, October 19 - Friday, October 22, 2021: Trailblazers in Engineering Workshop


  • Virtual

Applicants are invited to apply through two programs, Black Trailblazers in Engineering (BTE) and Latinx Trailblazers in Engineering (LATinE). Please visit these pages for details.