Topic: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)

In a diverse global chemical society, we continuously reflect on the impact of infusing the components of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) for the College of Chemistry community. As a College we strive to promote transparency and ensure accountability for the entire College community. All members of the College community share in cultivating, sustaining, and continuously developing an environment in which equity is intentionally sought and inclusiveness is practiced. Listed below are news and/or programs related to DEIB at the college.

New Summer Bridge course introduces incoming first-years to chemistry research skills

July 22, 2021

Summer Bridge students in the lab

Members of the Summer Bridge program preparing to start a lab on "engineering a plastics separation". Photo courtesy of Jade Fostvedt.

An introductory cohort of 13 incoming first-year chemistry students were invited to take part in a new summer chemistry course, Preparation for Chemistry for College of Chemistry Majors....

We are all made of the same components

August 24, 2021

Liliana Rojas

Liliana Rojas is a first-year student majoring in chemical engineering at UC Berkeley. (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small)

Liliana Rojas states, “In high school, I knew I wanted to study chemistry in college. Chemistry is all around us, literally everywhere. I will be walking down the street, and I’ll stop for a moment and think, ‘Oh, wait a minute, these huge obstacles...

Building a community of belonging

September 23, 2022

Article highlights the program that is being run to improve deveristy, equity, and inclusion in the College of ChemistryStudents attend the 150th anniversary party at the College of ChemistryStory written for the Spring/Summer 2022 Catalyst magazine about the graduate student diversity program at the College.

Summer intern Arjun Garapaty designs microfluidic device

September 9, 2022

Arjun Garapaty at MRI Global

Arjun Garapaty during his summer internship at MRIGlobal. Photo courtesy of MRIGlobal.

Arjun Garapaty thinks big. It wasn’t that long ago that he earned a perfect score on his ACT test… as a sophomore in high school. Now a sophomore at University of California,...

Q&A: Kay Xia: Inaugural College of Chemistry Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholar

June 19, 2023

Kay XiaFifth year graduate student Kay Xia (lab of Dean Toste) is the first recipient of the College of Chemistry Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Scholar Program. This scholarship covers a year of tuition and includes a stipend for a graduate student to work on a project that's related to DEI in the Department of Chemistry. We were delighted to speak to Kay Xia, the inaugural...

Karthik Shekhar awarded 2023 teaching awards

June 1, 2023

Professor Karthik Shekar with student at graduation 2023

Prof. Karthik Shekhar with 2023 President of the ChemE Car Club Matthew Moy during the College's graduation ceremony in May 2023. Photo courtesy of Matthew Moy.

The College of Chemistry is delighted to annouce that...

Michelle Chang awarded the Dr. Margaret Faul Award for Women in Chemistry

April 28, 2023

Michelle Chang

The College of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Michelle Chang has been chosen as the 2023 recipient of the Dr. Margaret Faul Award for Women in Chemistry.

The award was...

German Society for Crystallography celebrates Lieselotte Templeton with inauguration of student prize

March 2, 2023

Crystallographer Liselotte Templeton in front of her hometown Breslau

Early photograph of Lieselotte Templeton in front of her hometown Breslau. Photo edited by Constantin Buyer.

The German Society for Crystallography (DGK) announced last year the...

Markita Landry awarded Bakar Prize for nanotechnolgy innovations

February 23, 2023

Markita Landry in her lab

Markita Landry in the lab. Image courtesy Vilcek Foundation.

The College of Chemistry is delighted to announce that Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Markita Landry is one of four UC Berkeley faculty members to be...

ChemE alumnae honored by AIChE

October 12, 2020

The College of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Karen Gleason (MIT) and Sarika Goel (Honeywell UOP) have been recently awarded honors from AIChE.

Karen Gleason (Ph.D. ’87, ChemE) invited as the 2019 John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecturer

Karen Gleason, MIT

Karen Gleason, the Alexander and I. Michael Kasser Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associated...