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CIC Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Catalysis Innovation Consortium is dedicated to engaging with and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to nurturing and growing our underrepresented and underserved students, postdocs, faculty and staff in ways that enrich both their personal and professional development through their participation with the consortium. The CIC has a DEI committee compromised of senior faculty, graduate students, and CIC administrators.

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DEI Initiatives & Special Events

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The DEI Committee hosts professional development panels, workshops, and events throughout the year to enhance. These professional development initiatives are designed to show that people at all levels experience and overcome challenges to become successful, including but not limited to:

  • Student Panels: where students share their stories, application
    processes, & research

  • Faculty Panels: where faculty share their stories, give advice, and share their research

  • Industry Panels: where industry partners demystify a lot of my mysteries around industry

PUI / R1 / INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT

Our idea is that we can have a high impact on PUI students by partnering them with an R1 and an industrial member. Small size virtual meetings, each R1 group should partner up with a PUI group (but PUI groups can be more than one due to small size), and it will result in an REU between the groups.

DEI STUDENT NETWORKING WITH INDUSTRY

  • Share internship opportunities from industry with all CIC members (with a focus on encouraging participation of students from PUI/HBCU)

  • Provide guidance to students on job application materials (CV, research summary)

  • Engagement via Slack (and newsletter) from industry members

  • Provide opportunity for students on the job market to give short talks to CIC for practice/feedback

CIC FACILITATED REU RESEARCH

Transform the PUI/R1/Industry Engagement into summer research experiences. Students will get an exciting summer research experience. And hopefully these students will go to grad school.

RESEARCH SEMINARS AT PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS

CIC grad students and faculty will present their research to PUI students. Give an ”elevator pitch” (why is my research cool) Student/faculty presentations that are geared toward PUI to introduce them to the chemistry we do and why do you need it to change the world.

RESEARCH SEMINARS AT MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS

a. In person or virtual seminars at minority serving institutions (MSI)
b. MSI hosts will effectively promote seminars at their institution
Resources: Funding to support travel to MSI. Help with promotion of virtual seminars.

Meet the
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

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