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Chemistry Diversity and Equity Steering Committee

The UW Department of Chemistry Diversity and Equity Steering Committee is responsible for developing practices and policies that build and maintain an inclusive environment where differences of opinion, beliefs, and values are sought, listened to, respected, and valued. 

2020-2021 Members

  • Brandi Cossairt, chair
  • Anne McCoy
  • Jesse Zalatan
  • Samantha Robinson
  • Tam'ra-Kay Francis (postdoctoral scholar representative)
  • Calvin Leonen (graduate student representative)
  • Sarah Sweger (graduate student representative)
  • Diana Knight (staff representative)
  • Casey Renneberg (staff representative)

Ongoing Projects

  • Quarterly Lunch and Learns on equity mindedness in the classroom with cross-campus partner organizations
  • New directions for graduate student recruitment and retention
  • Demographics survey of peer institutions

Meeting Minutes

December 16, 2020

November 18, 2020

October 28, 2020

June 11, 2020

June 5, 2020 – Lunch and Learn Racial Justice – Slides and Notes

June 2, 2020

April 27, 2020

March 11, 2020 – Lunch and Learn 2nd Year Exam

November 12, 2019

June 12, 2019

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