Caltech Center for Diversity


Caltech Center for Diversity sends our deepest condolences to all those who have been affected by the recent tragedies in Nice, Turkey, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Dhaka, Baghdad and beyond.  Please know that in addition to the Center for Diversity, there are other offices on campus that can provide support and resources:
Staff & Faculty Consultation
Caltech Counseling Center
International Scholar Programs
Graduate Dean's Office
Undergraduate Dean's Office
"We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it" - Barak Obama
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This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
Community Events


Monday, July 18:
Happy Monday!
Tuesday, July 19:
Happy Tuesday!
Wednesday, July 20:
Quantifying Sexism:  From Science to Stand-Up
10-11am, CSS 2nd Floor Common Space

Whose Lives Matter?  Race Relations in America
12-1pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common Space
Thursday, July 21:
Grad Chat
12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257
Friday, July 22:
Happy Friday!

This Week @ CCD!

Wed., Jul. 20, Quantifying Sexism:  From Science to Stand-Up, 10-11AM, CSS 2nd Floor Common Space
You won't want to miss this! An interactive talk by Eden Hennessey M.A., PhD Candidate, Data-Driven Artist and Researcher. Creator and curator of #Distractingly Sexist Exhibit that highlights sexism in STEM from the Laurier Centre for Women in Science.
RSVP requested but not required.  For more information or questions, contact:  Erin-Kate
Wed., Jul. 20, Whose Lives Matter?  Race Relations in America, 12-1PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common Space
In light of recent ev
ents in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas, we invite you to join the Caltech Center for Diversity in a dialogue space to discuss current events surrounding race relations in America. This will be a space to process the recent tragedies and learn more about what’s happening today in the United States around the Black Lives Matters movement & develop skills to be able to address racism.

Thu., Jul. 21, Grad Chat, 12-1PM, CCD Women’s Lounge
This is a discussion facilitated by Dr. Maggie Ateia and open to URM identified graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This closed and confidential session provides a safe space to address issues of inclusion and equity. Lunch provided.  Contact Eva Graham.

Coming Soon @ CCD!

Community Announcements

Dear Caltech and JPL postdoc community,
We are happy to announce this year’s Wurstfest, an afternoon of grilling, music and friends, which will take place on Saturday July 30th at Beckman Institue Courtyard. In short:
• Who: Caltech and JPL Postdocs, JPL fun stuff group and graduate students
• When: Saturday, July 30th, 4-8 pm
• Where: Beckman Institute Courtyard
• What: A selection of meat, veggies, beer, wine, and nonalcoholic drinks
We will have t-shirts available for sale for $10 with Wurstfest logo.  Women’s and Men’s sizes S-XL available. Bring cash!

We will also need volunteers!!  Please sign up at  Volunteers will be able to cut the line for food and drinks and will get a free Wurstfest T-shirt!
Looking forward to seeing you there,
CPA Social Committee


The Graduate Studies Office is currently in search of graduate students who want to share their knowledge and experiences at Caltech with 1st year graduate students as a Graduate Orientation Leader. This leadership opportunity is designed to help new graduate students transition to Caltech, by utilizing the experiences and insights of advanced graduate students. Graduate Orientation Leaders plan social events, lead workshops and panels, and provide guidance and resources to 1st year students during Fall Orientation, September 18-23, 2016
This is a volunteer position, overseen by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. The time commitment is low, with a few meetings preceding Orientation to plan for workshops, panels and social events.  No prior orientation background or leadership experience is required, just a desire to learn how to connect new students to campus. This is an excellent opportunity to develop interpersonal skills, gain event planning/coordination experience, and to connect with new colleagues. 
If you are interested, or know someone who might be, share the interest form link below. Please complete the form by July 20, 2016.  For further questions or information, contact Nilza Santana to or Kate McAnulty to 
Graduate Orientation Leader Interest Form


2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
As part of Google's ongoing commitment to increase the number of women in engineering, we are excited to offer travel grants to the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference taking place in Houston, Texas from October 19 - 21, 2016. Once again, this year’s conference will offer incredible opportunities for mentoring, networking and career development.
University students and industry professionals in the US and Canada who are excelling in technology and passionate about supporting women in tech can apply for a travel grant to attend the 2016 Grace Hopper conference.
Sponsorship includes:
  • Conference registration
  • Round trip flight to Houston, TX (from within the US or Canada)
  • $75 USD reimbursement for miscellaneous travel costs  
  • Arranged hotel accommodations from October 18-22
  • A fun event with your travel grant recipients on one of the evenings of the conference!
Please apply here by Sunday, July 10, 2016. The Grace Hopper Travel Sponsorship winners will be announced by July 27th.
For questions, please email



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