Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Committee Charge

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) is a standing committee within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering composed of faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and students, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. As articulated in the MSE department DEI statement, we are committed to promoting the values of inclusion, equity, and belonging.

The purpose of this Committee is to guide the Department’s efforts to enhance diversity across all of its communities. In pursuit of this goal, the Committee will work with existing Departmental Committees to ensure that the Departmental DEI mission is reflected in the actions of those committees and the outcomes they generate. The Committee will report its findings on departmental progress towards DEI goals to the MSE community on a regular, at least annual, basis. The committee will also engage with other organizations across campus to provide information regarding best practices to those within the department and by working with such organizations leverage efforts for maximum mutual benefit.

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Committee Co-Chairs

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Derk Joester

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

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Kathleen Stair

Professor of Instruction in Materials Science and Engineering

Assistant Chair of Materials Science and Engineering

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Faculty Members

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Mark Hersam

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Electrical and Computer Engineering and Chemistry

Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering (MRSEC)

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Department Representatives

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Caroline Harms

Undergraduate Student Representative

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Wenle Xu

MS Student Representative

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Namrata Ramani

PhD Student Representative

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Patricia Lohman Meza

PhD Student Representative

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Mimi Givens

Administrative Staff Representative

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Vinod Sangwan

Researchers Representative

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