Climate & Inclusion in MAE


MAE Value Statement


The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering seeks to create an inclusive community in which individuals from all backgrounds are respected and can thrive.  All members of the community are collectively responsible for fostering such an inclusive environment for our common activities in research and teaching.  We value differences in perspective that are mutually constructive and beneficial both to individuals and to the community as a part of a professional environment.



Climate and Inclusion Committee


The Committee represents all constituencies relating to the research and administrative activities of the Department including faculty, staff, researchers, and graduate students.  The Committee has no decision-making power and only discusses matters relating to climate and inclusion and makes recommendations to the Department leadership, that is, the Chair and the Senior Manager.


Committee Charge


The Committee facilitates communication amongst the Department community and between the community and the Department leadership to enhance climate and inclusion.


Feedback to Committee

Anonymous feedback can be sent to the Committee co-Chairs via email:  All emails to this address must originate from a email address, and all identifying information about the sender is removed from the email header and can be neither reconstructed nor traced.


Each constituency of the community is represented on the Committee, and these representatives or the co-Chairs should be the first point of contact for any matters related to climate and inclusion.  Note that the members of the Committee are NOT anonymous resources and are subject to mandatory reporting requirements when applicable (e.g., reports of sexual misconduct).


The Committee regularly discusses all matters brought to its attention.  When necessary, these matters are brought to the attention of the Department leadership, that is, the Chair and the Senior Manager.


Committee Membership


Michael E Mueller, co-Chair

Associate Professor


Luc Deike, co-Chair

Assistant Professor


Qingjun (Judy) Yang

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Anastasia Bizyaeva

Graduate Student




Jeff Addo

Technical Support Specialist


Ananth Govind Rajan

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Alec Farid

Graduate Student


Jiarong Wu

Graduate Student

Upcoming Open Forums


TBD:         Full Community (Faculty, Staff, Researchers, Graduate Students)


TBD:           Graduate Students



University Climate and Inclusion Resources


Access, Diversity and Inclusion, The Graduate School:


Counseling and Psychological Services, University Health Services:


Institutional Equity & Diversity, Office of the Provost:


Many Voices, One Future, An Inclusive Princeton:


Office of Disability Services:


Office of Diversity & Inclusion:


Sexual Misconduct & Title IX: