DEIB

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.

Print, recycle, repeat: Scientists demonstrate a biodegradable printed circuit

September 1, 2022

A Berkeley Lab-led research team has developed a fully recyclable and biodegradable printed circuit. The research could divert wearable devices and other flexible electronics from landfill, and mitigate the health and environmental hazards posed by heavy metal waste. (Credit: Marilyn Sargent/Berkeley Lab)

According to the United Nations, less than a quarter of all U.S. electronic waste gets recycled. In 2021 alone, global e-waste surged at 57.4 million tons, and only 17.4% of that was...

David Schaffer: Research that takes risks must be supported

August 22, 2022

David Schaffer - UC Berkeley

Bakar Fellows Program Director and UC Berkeley professor David Schaffer reflects on the reasons why he sees Berkeley as a leader in world-changing research, innovation and entrepreneurship. (UC Berkeley photo by Mark Joseph Hanson)

The Berkeley Changemaker is a Berkeley News series highlighting innovative members of the...

Willam Lester discusses milestones in his science career

August 17, 2022

William Lester

Professor Emeritus Wiliam Lester gives a pesentation during his career with IBM. Photo courtesy William Lester.

In a new piece authored by Professor Emeritus William Lester for the Journal of Physical Chemistry A, he provides insight into his career in physical chemistry in the...

Scientists find trigger that sets off metastasis in pancreatic cancer

July 5, 2022

Illustration of Healthy pancreas (left) and metastatic tumors on the liver (right)

Scientists have found that cancers in the pancreas (left) readily metastasize because these tumors suppress levels of an enzyme, MSRA, that pulls oxygen atoms off amino acids called methionine. As MSRA levels decrease, methionines on...

Professor Michelle Chang awarded 2022 Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry

June 16, 2022

Michelle Chang, RSC award announcement

The College is delighted to announce that Michelle Chang, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley, has been named the...

Nanobiotechnologist selected for inaugural Philomathia Prize

May 18, 2022

Markita Landry

Markita del Carpio Landry, UC Berkeley assistant professor of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Philomathia Prize. (Photo: Marge d'Wylde, College of Chemistry)

We are delighted to announce that Assistant Professor Markita del...

Pioneering mountaineer and Berkeley chemist continues quest to reduce harmful chemicals

May 13, 2022

Alumna Arlene Blum at Mt. Everest in 1977

Arlene Blum (Ph.D. '71, Chem) climbed Mount Everest in late 1976 while she was also writing a scientific paper about dangerous chemicals in children’s pajamas. (Photo courtesy Arlene Blum)

In 1977, three months after Berkeley scientist Arlene Blum climbed Mount Everest and wrote a paper about cancer-causing...

The College celebrates 150 years of inspiring scientific exploration and education

March 16, 2022

Nobel Laureates David MacMillan, Jennifer Doudna, and Yuan T. Lee raise their glasses to the College's 150th anniversary

Douglas Clark, dean of the College of Chemistry toasts (l to r) Nobel laureates David MacMillan, Jennifer Doudna, and Yuan T. Lee. (Photo Brittany Hosea-Small)...

David Schaffer announced as director of the Bakar BioEnginuity Hub

March 7, 2022

Rendering of Bakar BioEnginuity Hub

The Bakar BioEnginuity Hub will rent space to science-based startups, and provide campus...

Markita Landry: 2022 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

February 8, 2022

Follow the path of Markita Landry to becoming a scientist at UC Berkeley. (Video produced by the Vilcek Foundation)

Markita del Carpio Landry was born in Quebec, Canada, to a Bolivian mother and French Canadian father. She grew up a dual citizen of Bolivia and Canada, and when she was 14, her family immigrated to the United States. The challenge of being thrust into a new school while learning English bolstered del Carpio Landry’s love of science and mathematics; she...