The diversity, equity, and inclusion committee of the department of mathematics and statistics aims to foster a welcoming and inclusive community in which all members of our department feel respected and supported for their individuality. Our efforts address factors including race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, ability, religion and socioeconomic background.
The committee organizes informational and training events, presents at department gatherings and orientations, and provides resources related to diversity, equity, inclusion issues. We will also meet with similar committees in other departments to coordinate across campus and facilitate to establish best practices. We work intentionally to create a vibrant climate of inclusiveness and support our members’ access to our activities to most effectively engage everyone in our society.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Members
The DEI committee includes representatives from the tenured and non-tenured faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
Current committee members include:
Rachel Roberts (Faculty, Chair)
Cristina Sabando Alvarez (Graduate Student)
Karl Schaefer (Faculty)
Sanah Suri (Graduate Student)
Fiona Vaughn (Staff)
Joel Villatoro (Postdoc)
Center of Math Alliance
Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a center partner of Math Alliance (https://www.mathalliance.org/ ). We are committed to increase the number of members in the mathematical and statistical sciences among groups that have been traditionally underrepresented.
Together with the Biology Inclusion Committee, the Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the DEI committees in the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Planetary Sciences, we co-hosted a webinar by Neurodiversity in the Workplace (https://nitw.org/) on Tuesday, April 6 from 3-4pm.
The following topics were discussed:
-Defining neurodiversity and neurodivergence
-How to be an ally on campus and beyond
-Benefits of a neurodiverse workforce
-How to be an inclusive employer
-Working on a neurodiverse team
The recorded zoom training can be accessed here.