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Chemistry Diversity 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

  • Membership for the new academic year will be announced at the start of Autumn Quarter

2019-2020 Members

Ongoing Projects

  • Quarterly “Lunch and Learn” workshops open to all students, staff, and faculty to discuss issues related to departmental climate and topics relevant to equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Revising grad student exam structure to create a more equitable experience
  • Reviewing current hiring and recruitment efforts at the faculty, postdoc, and student levels and recommending best practices
  • Organizing a team to attend the SACNAS and NOBCChE meetings
  • ACS Bridge Partner application (submitted June 1, 2020)
  • UW Diversity and Inclusion SEED grant (submitted June 12, 2020)
  • Improving our web presence on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives (website, twitter)

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