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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

E&I graduate student meeting (6p, PAB 102/103)
Physics community discussion on equity and inclusion topics (4:30p, Hewlett 200; refreshments at 4:15p in Varian lobby)
E&I reading group on 'Why Diversity Programs Fail' (12-1:30p, moderator TBD; PAB 232, RSVP for lunch here)
Autumn E&I seminar: Ashley Martin, 'Blind to Bias: The Benefits of Gender-Blindness for STEM Stereotyping' (12-1:30p, PAB 102/103)

News and updates

We are looking for new committee members! Postdocs, students (undergraduate and graduate), and staff of all backgrounds and identities would be welcome—fill in this form if interested in joining.

Past E&I seminars

Angie Little, Intentional Design Toward Supportive Communities in Physics Education
Dr Nicole Cabrera Salazar, Retaining People of Color in STEM
Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Making A Physicist With Jazz


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.