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Equity and Inclusion

The mission of the Stanford Physics Department is to produce groundbreaking physics in a climate that values the contributions of and encourages participation from all groups of physicists and potential physicists.

Our vision is that our department should be a world leader not only in producing groundbreaking intellectual achievements in physics, but also in training future generations of physicists who are representative of the diversity of populations of Stanford, of California, of the US, and of the world. We envision a community where all members are supported to succeed and enabled to do their best work.

Upcoming and recent events

2018/10/22
WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford event feat. Ellen Ochoa, PhD (more info here)
2018/08/23
Discussion of the National Academies' report on sexual harassment (12-1:30pm, tentatively PAB 102/103 but subject to change; RSVP here)
2018/07/12
E&I reading group on 'Sexual Harassment of Women:
Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering,
and Medicine' (12-1:30pm, Bruce Macintosh moderating; PAB 102/103, RSVP for lunch by 8 Jul here)

News and updates

We recently introduced a reading group, meeting every one or two months for the foreseeable future. See here for details.

Past E&I seminars

2018/05/21
Angie Little, Intentional Design Toward Supportive Communities in Physics Education
2018/02/12
Dr Nicole Cabrera Salazar, Retaining People of Color in STEM
2017/10/02
Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Making A Physicist With Jazz

Resources

We maintain a list of support resources within Stanford and beyond, for everyone from students and postdocs to faculty and staff.

We also maintain a page of references for those interested in learning more about equity and inclusion in physics and more generally in STEM.