Graduate Diversity Program

About the Program

The College of Chemistry Graduate Diversity Program provides support for graduate students to contribute to DEI activities, build expertise in the published literature of effective methodology in this area, and create a supportive community of scholars for ongoing discussions and engagement. Through involvement in the program, students are able to support diversity in three areas:

  1. Improving the pipeline into graduate school
  2. Recruiting and supporting diversity in the CoC graduate population
  3. Working with College leadership to improve the climate within the CoC

Current Projects

cDIBS: Dept. of Chemistry Annual Climate Survey and Departmental Information and Brainstorming Session

Annual Department of Chemistry Climate Survey and the Chemistry Departmental Information and Brainstorming Session (cDIBS)

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Groups

Building on established series, DIFG 201 will have invited experts present topics with the goal of a more in- depth discussion.

Improving culture/climate within CBE

Project aims to organize a department-wide conference in mid-August 2021 that couples new student orientation with department-wide DE&I seminars, trainings, and/or workshops centered around community-building and creating awareness of DE&I issues in STEM

Math Bootcamp

Week long mathematics bootcamp aimed at improving students’ skills and confidence in solving undergraduate level mathematics problems

M3: Monthly Mentorship Meeting for Faculty

Faculty members will be asked to engage with material pertaining to different mentorship styles and techniques

Transformative Pedagogy

Project aims to develop a transformative pedagogy curriculum that would be implemented in a pilot course for the Fall 2021 semester, open to faculty, postdocs, graduate, and undergraduate students in the College of Chemistry

Transfer Student Mentorship Program (TSMP)

Program uses a three-pronged method: (1) increase transfer student research participation, (2) improve sense of inclusion in the department for transfer students, and (3) ultimately improve the pipeline of underrepresented STEM undergraduate students to graduate school

Normalization of Diversity and Equity (NODE)

Program aims to: (1) increase accessibility for applicants of diverse backgrounds, (2) support underrepresented first-year graduate students, and (3) highlight DEI efforts that will improve our climate in the department.

Women in Chemistry Initiative (WICI)

Exploring opportunities for expanding the impact of WICI, increasing visibility, and further serving the College of Chemistry

Past Projects

Information on past projects coming soon, please check back!