The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology supports equitable hiring practices, sustained mentoring, and collaborative research opportunities to develop an inclusive scientific community in both the department and across the Rutgers campus. We believe there is immense value in bringing a diverse range of voices to the table. Diversity leads to fresh perspectives for addressing and solving challenges, and inclusion makes stronger and more successful research teams.
We are called to integrate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of our university.
The CCB Diversity Committee wants your input for selecting a diverse set of speakers who can discuss science AND non-science topics with students. Follow the link below to submit a nominee name for our next event!
Nominations are open - submit a nominee now!
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Please join us for the Spring 2023 Symposium on April 14th!
The CCB Diversity Committee is pleased to host the Spring 2023 mini-symposium in our Diversity in Chemistry Series on April 14th, 2023. These events highlight the careers of chemists from diverse backgrounds, and provide our students the opportunity to interact with new mentors and learn from their personal experiences in STEM. This event will feature three guest speakers, and is divided into two sessions:
Panel & Pizza Discussion Session, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Join us for a pizza lunch and casual discussion with our speakers about their careers and non-science topics, including career paths in chemistry, their personal experiences in STEM, intersectionality in the lab, and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) challenges and initiatives. This special lunch session is open to all undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-docs!
Seminar Presentations, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Come learn about each speaker's exciting work in their field! Click on the title of each speaker's talk below to see their abstract:
Prof. Emil Hernández-Pagán, University of Delaware, "Control in Nanoparticles Synthesis: Beyond Size and Shape"
Prof. Alison Frontier, University of Rochester, "Stereocontrolled Cationic Cascades for Organic Synthesis"
Prof. Benjamin McDonald, Brown University, "Designing Biomimetic Organochemical Systems: A Journey from Small to Megamolecules"
Fall 2022 Symposium, with guest speakers:
- Prof. Susmita Bose, Washington State University, "3D Printing and Natural Medicine for Bone Regeneration: Convergence of Knowledge"
- Prof. Benny Chan, The College of New Jersey, "Experimentalism to Drive Systemic Change to Create Equity in Chemistry Courses"
- Dr. Aya Buckley, Twelve, Inc., "Electrocatalytic Conversion of COx into Valuable Carbon-based Products"
Spring 2022 Symposium, with guest speakers:
- Prof. Stephen Maldonado, University of Michigan, "Growing Inorganic Crystals at Liquid Solution/Liquid Metal Interfaces: A New Idea for Renewable Energy Technology Materials"
- Dr. Sherrie Pietranico-Cole, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, ""My Journey to Discovery Chemistry and Drug Regulatory Affairs""
- Prof. R. Lee Penn, University of Minnesota, ""Iron Oxide Nanoparticles in Reactive Environments""