The mission of the BE Diversity Committee is to celebrate and support diversity in BE, namely by planning and promoting activities that:
- Make all members of the department feel welcomed, valued, supported, and included,
- Demonstrate the need for diversity within the department,
- Allow free and constructive communication about diversity issues,
- Encourage increasing numbers of underrepresented minorities among the students, post-doctoral fellows, staff, and faculty in BE.
Join in and visit either a predominantly minority serving US college or university, or your US undergraduate institution to help recruit US under-represented minority graduate students to our Biological Engineering Division!
Movie/dinner diversity-promoting informal events
BE Diversity celebrates French culture (January 2006)
BE Diversity celebrates Caribbean culture (November 17, 2005)
BE Diversity celebrates Puerto Rican culture (August 19, 2005): pictures!
BE Diversity celebrates Iranian culture (June 17, 2005): pictures!
BE Diversity celebrates Indian culture (April 8, 2005): pictures!
BE Diversity seminars
Christopher M. Jones, MIT Assistant Dean for Graduate Students (December 14, 2005)
Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard Vice Provost for Diversity (April 12, 2006)
Grodzinsky/Hamad-Schifferli/White inter-lab lunch (October 4, 2005)
Small-scale focused discussions on diversity issues
BE Women in Academia Mentoring Event (April 25, 2005)