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Equity & Inclusion Activities


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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.



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).


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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.


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oSTEM@Stanford is the Stanford branch of the organization Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.. We are a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+) & ally-affirming organization that aims to provide services and support for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to create a dynamic network between students and professionals in industry and academia. We hope to educate and develop queer Stanford students in STEM disciplines, preparing them for graduation and careers in STEM fields, as well as actively recruit and address the needs of the diverse queer community within the Stanford STEM community, inclusive of those who are historically underrepresented with regards to sexuality, gender, gender identity or expression, and ethnic background. For more information, please visit the website.


To sponsor an event, please contact External Relations at chemistry-externalrelations [at] (chemistry-externalrelations[at]stanford[dot]edu)