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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

2019/10/17
E&I reading group on 'Demographic gaps or preparation gaps?' (12-1:30p, moderator Eric Burkholder; PAB 232, RSVP for lunch here by 13 Oct)

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—contact the current committee members if interested.

Past E&I seminars

2019/05/06
Joel Corbo on Departmental Action Teams
2019/03/04
Samuel Meehan on AIMS
2018/11/13
Ashley Martin, 'Blind to Bias: The Benefits of Gender-Blindness for STEM Stereotyping'
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.