Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are vital to academic research, higher education, and scientific discovery. In the Weichman Lab, we view the diversity that group members bring to the lab as a resource and a strength. We strive to make our group welcoming, supportive, and inclusive. We are committed to building a community that serves, respects, and values all researchers, regardless of their race, nationality, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or disability status. We also recognize that people who have been historically marginalized due to systemic racism and sexism face additional barriers that we aim to lower in our group. We have a responsibility to educate ourselves about the social and cultural factors – and everyday microaggressions – that perpetuate inequity.

Our group members participate in department- and university-wide initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.  These efforts are important to help start conversations and foster broader community. Prof. Weichman serves on the Inclusive Community in Chemistry Committee and is always happy to discuss concerns, issues, and suggestions regarding department climate and diversity.

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