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.
Colorado Diversity Initiative
Description: SEM Routes is a graduate student-run group for mentorship of undergrads in the STEM disciplines. It was founded by traditionally under-represented and first-generation graduate students who faced the same systemic discrimination in our attempts to gain access to research and build our STEM careers. STEM Routes is our effort to serve as the mentors we wish we had.