The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology supports equitable hiring practices, sustained mentoring, and collaborative research opportunities to develop an inclusive scientific community in both the department and across the Rutgers campus. We believe there is immense value in bringing a diverse range of voices to the table. Diversity leads to fresh perspectives for addressing and solving challenges, and inclusion makes stronger and more successful research teams.
We are called to integrate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of our university.
The CCB Diversity Committee wants your input for selecting a diverse set of speakers who can discuss science AND non-science topics with students. Follow the link below to submit a nominee name for our next event!
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Thank you for attending our Fall 2022 symposium! Stayed tuned for details about our next event in Spring 2023!
The CCB Diversity Committee was pleased to host the Fall 2022 mini-symposium in our Diversity in Chemistry Series on November 4th, 2022. These events highlight the careers of chemists from diverse backgrounds, and provide our students the opportunity to interact with new mentors and learn from their personal experiences in STEM. This event featured three guest speakers:
Prof. Susmita Bose, Washington State University, "3D Printing and Natural Medicine for Bone Regeneration: Convergence of Knowledge"
Prof. Benny Chan, The College of New Jersey, "Experimentalism to Drive Systemic Change to Create Equity in Chemistry Courses"
Dr. Aya Buckley, Senior Engineer at Twelve, Inc., "Electrocatalytic Conversion of COx into Valuable Carbon-based Products"
Spring 2022 Symposium, with guest speakers:
- Prof. Stephen Maldonado, University of Michigan, "Growing Inorganic Crystals at Liquid Solution/Liquid Metal Interfaces: A New Idea for Renewable Energy Technology Materials"
- Dr. Sherrie Pietranico-Cole, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, "My Journey to Discovery Chemistry and Drug Regulatory Affairs"
- Prof. R. Lee Penn, University of Minnesota, "Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in Reactive Environments"