Contact: Beth Kroger, Chief of Operations
Office: University of Colorado Main Campus, 440 UCB
Description: JILA actively seeks and supports diversity as an integral element of a collaborative and world-leading research institute. JILA Excellence in Diversity and Inclusivity (JEDI) is a self-nominated group of JILAns focused on advancing effective diversity and inclusivity through education and activities within JILA and collaboratively with the CU community. JEDI includes JILA Fellows, Staff, Students and Postdocs.
Diversity Group (EBIO)
Contact: Julian Resasco
Description: Support for underrepresented students in EBIO.
Contact: Karen Bailey
Description: CU Café is an organization of postdoctoral researchers and doctoral students of color at CU Boulder. Our aim is to create a supportive community for underrepresented scholars to thrive and grow on campus. To that end, CU Café brings underrepresented scholars and professionals to campus to give both departmental discipline-specific colloquia as well as informal inspirational/career development talks to grad students and postdocs. Each year CU Café identifies and brings STEM disciplinary speakers to campus through shared funding from the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement and the individual academic departments, and one speaker of campus-wide interest. CU Café also meets regularly to provide opportunities for professional development, community building, social opportunities, and informal academic support for its members. Connect with us on Twitter @CUCafeseminar.
Underrepresented Students in Astronomy
Contact: Maya Yanez
Contacts: Hayley Roberts, Baylee Bordwell and Ryan Diaz-Perez
Department: Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
Description: PICA is a diversity group primarily run by graduate students with support from faculty members in the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Department. We dedicate our time to raising awareness of actions that can increase diversity and inclusiveness within the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Department. We work towards providing a safe space for graduate students to discuss challenges they face in the department as well as in the wider field of STEM.
Department: College of Engineering
Description: SWE is focused on building a community of strong female engineers by establishing a secure and substantial support system that begins in college and transitions into the professional setting.
Description: The American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization which nurtures the building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas. The trained professionals then become technologically informed leaders within the Indian community. AISES' ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for the advancement of American Indians and Native Alaskans as they seek to become self-reliant and self-determined members of society.
Office: Student Academic Success Center, Fleming Law 187
Description: The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program funded at 151 institutions across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society.