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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We firmly believe that all individuals interested in pursuing education, research, and/or teaching in the chemical sciences should have an equals opportunity to do so in a encouraging, and equitable atmosphere. We recognize and affirm that recruiting, retaining, and supporting students, postdocs, staff, and faculty with diverse identities and experiences including different races, ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and physical and learning abilities is crucial to establishing a classroom culture where all students feel valued and vibrant and research teams equipped to tackle cutting-edge challenges through creative and innovative approaches. We are committed to building and sustaining an environment where people from all backgrounds, particularly those historically underrepresented in chemistry, can excel.

We are excited to lead constructive DEI initiatives! For example, we are inaugural members of the DEI committee in our Department and spearheaded the creation of the i-Scholar program designed to provide outstanding undergraduates in Chemistry from all over the world the opportunity to conduct first class summer research at the University of Rochester. Most recently, we areĀ leading the Chemistry Spotlight initiative meant to help our community better appreciate our diversity of perspectives and develop stronger connections and synergies

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