UWAFT pledges to create a welcoming learning environment that is inclusive and reflects the broader Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) objectives of the industry. The team is committed to increasing the representation of underrepresented minorities (URM) in STEM by partnering with on-campus organizations that focus on female, Black, and Indigenous university students, respectively. These partnerships help increase the team’s visibility within the URM community as well as provide an avenue of recruitment for students represented by these organizations. UWAFT also hosts community outreach workshops at local secondary schools in diverse neighbourhoods in order to encourage the next generation of professionals to pursue a career in STEM. As the only EcoCAR team to win every single Women in STEM Rookie Award (4 years in a row) as part of the Mobility Challenge, UWAFT recognizes that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team leads to strengthened research efforts and superior results.