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 Student 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 2023 Symposium! Stay tuned for details about our next event in Spring 2024!
The Student Diversity Committee was pleased to host the Fall 2023 mini-symposium in our Diversity in Chemistry Series on November 3rd, 2023. 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. André Isaacs, College of the Holy Cross - A Click Chemistry Approach to Nitrogen Heterocycles
Dr. Wendy Shaw, Chief Science and Technology Officer, Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - “Inspired By Nature: Understanding Biomineralization Processes and Enzymatic Protein Scaffolds With Advanced Spectroscopy”
Prof. Osvaldo Gutierrez, Texas A&M University - “Dreamer's Pathway to Become a Professor: Tips and Tricks”
Image credit Andy Brunning/Compound Interest
Spring 2023 Symposium, with guest speakers:
- Prof. Emil Hernández-Pagán, University of Delaware, "Control in Nanoparticles Synthesis: Beyond Size and Shape"
- Prof. Alison Frontier, University of Rochester, "Stereocontrolled Cationic Cascades for Organic Synthesis"
- Prof. Benjamin McDonald, Brown University, "Designing Biomimetic Organochemical Systems: A Journey from Small to Megamolecules"
Fall 2022 Symposium, with 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, 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"