All graduate students in the UW Department of Chemistry are members of the Chemistry Graduate Student Club. The club aims to form relationships between members of all divisions within the Department of Chemistry, as well as to provide resources for students to make connections with additional communities on campus. They achieve this primarily through hosting social events and providing incoming and current graduate students with a host of resources on graduate student life, health and diversity at the UW and in Seattle as a whole.
Other Graduate Student Organizations
InCS is a student organization at the UW whose mission is to increase inclusion and diversity in the sciences. They do this by creating safe and open spaces for dialogue, mentorship, collaboration, camaraderie, and skill building through a variety of activities including guest speakers and panels, student-facilitated discussions, workshops, and outreach to primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions.
The goal of the Graduate Student Mentorship Network is to help incoming graduate students with questions about starting graduate school as well as integrating them into the department when they arrive. If you’re an incoming student with questions about life as a UW chemistry graduate student, or if you’re a current graduate student interested in sharing your expertise, this mentorship network might be for you!
Many of the Chemistry department’s graduate students are members or stewards of the UAW 4121. This union has come together to build power and voice for ourselves, and to advocate for our professions and the academic environment. Individually, our influence is limited. By standing together, we can have a strong voice in our departments, throughout the university, and in the state and federal governments that fund our work.
GPSS is an organization that advocates for the needs and interests of the entire graduate student body on campus and at the state and federal levels. It is composed of graduate students from all departments on campus as well as non-academic programs and communities. Two Senators are selected to represent the Chemistry department’s graduate student population.
DICE is a student-led organization focused on fostering diversity and equal opportunity in the clean energy industry. DICE facilitates connections between students and professionals in clean energy by holding EnergyHour meetings with industry speakers, and hosting career talks over coffee with Clean Energy Institute seminar speakers. As an interdepartmental group, DICE partners with other student organizations for outreach, networking events, and professional development opportunities.