Equity & Inclusion Activities

Chemistry Preview Day 2021 - Friday, October 29th 12-4:30 p.m. PT. (Zoom)

To facilitate recruiting the next generation of excellent scientists, we are hosting a preview day for undergraduate students (from freshman to seniors) and graduates interested in pursuing a PhD in chemistry at Stanford University.  We especially encourage participants who have the potential to enhance the diversity - broadly defined - in STEM fields to attend.  Participants will attend an afternoon of activities which will introduce them to the department of chemistry at Stanford, connect them with graduate students and postdocs, and give insight into the PhD application process.  For more information and to apply by Friday, October 22nd, 2011, please visit the website.


The Chemistry Association in the Interest of Minority Students (ChemAIMS) is a group of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars interested in expanding the spaces and support for women and underrepresented minorities in the Department of Chemistry. For more information, please visit the website.


Synthesis SuperGroup

Synthesis SuperGroup was created to increase communication and interdisciplinary collaboration between laboratories, the Synthesis Supergroup organizes bi-monthly meetings where students have the opportunity to problem solve and discuss their research challenges.


Diverse Scientific Voices Seminar Series (DSV)

The series is a recently-funded NSF initiative organized by Paula Welander (Earth Systems Science) and Laura Dassama.  The goal of the DSV seminar series is to highlight the scientific contributions of scientists from diverse backgrounds, to showcase their achievements and advancements in the realm of inclusion and equity, and to connect graduate students with diverse mentors to support discussions centering experiences and identity in STEM academia. DSV Scholars will be invited to give a regular department seminar, and to additionally host another event focused on some aspect of diversity, inclusion, and equity (~1 hr). We also encourage an informal networking lunch with graduate students from departments across campus. The seminar series focuses on inviting early stage investigators (pre-tenure) so as to allow opportunities for professional engagement with more established investigators in their disciplines. Departments we have partnered with thus far to host speakers include Chemistry (Aaron Frank from University of Michigan), Earth Systems Science (Ameet Pinto from Northeastern University), and Microbiology and Immunology (Kat Milligan-Myhre from University of Alaska Anchorage).



The Stanford chapter of National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE@Stanford) was founded in November 2019. NOBCChE@Stanford in collaboration with the Chemistry Department will host a NOBCChE Lectureship this year featuring a Black chemical scientist. Stay tuned for more information.  For more information, please visit the website.

BioAIMS - The Diversity Perspectives Seminar Series

The Diversity Perspectives Seminar Series is a trainee-hosted event that contributes to the ongoing, university-wide discussion on diversity and inclusion in academia. A key objective is to provide cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural interactions between diverse trainees to enable postdoctoral scholars and graduate students to share, learn about, and improve the experiences of currently marginalized members of the Stanford community.

To sponsor an event, please contact External Relations at chemistry-events [at] stanford.edu