Caltech Center for Diversity
New Calendar on our Website!
The calendar on our website is new! You can toggle through different types of events on the sidebar, adjust the view on the top right (day/week/month/etc) to get the most up-to-date inforamtion on all of our events and programs. If you would like to add an event, please email us!
Women's History Month
We are celebrating Women's month and have an exciting schedule of events and programs.
This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
Community Events
Quick Peek

Tuesday, March 15:
Women Mentoring Women: Coffee with Alumni Jill Craven
2pm, CSS, 2nd Floor Common

Wednesday, March 16:
Grad Women's Discussion Group
12-1pm, CCD Room 265A

MMUF Meeting
12-1pm, CCD Conference Rm 257

Thursday, March 17:
12-1pm, CCD Conference Rm 257

Friday, March 18:
12-1pm, LGBTQ Lounge Rm 255

This Week @ CCD!

Tue., Mar. 15, WMW Coffee with Alumni Jill Craven, 2PM, CSS, 2nd Floor Common
Please come join us for an opportunity to hear about her job search, and the transition into working in the industry.  Come enjoy coffee, cookies, and fruits. Contact Erin-Kate Escobar

Wed., Mar. 16, Grad Women, 12 noon, CCD Room 265A

This is the regular lunch meeting for Graduate Women to discuss topics pertinent to their academic, professional and personal lives.  Lunch Provided. Contact Erin-Kate Escobar

Wed., Mar. 16, MMUF, 12 noon, CCD Conference Room 257

This is the regular meeting of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Scholars. Lunch provided.  Contact Eva Graham.

Thu., Mar. 17, Grad Chat, 12 noon, CCD Conference Room 257

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.

Fri., Mar. 18, LGBTQ Grad, 12 noon, LGBTQ Lounge Room 255
This is a regular meeting for members of this community.  Contact Taso Dimitriadis.  Lunch will be provided.

Community Announcements

OUTFEST Fusion: LGBT people of Color Film Festival March 4-16th, 2016 Los Angeles, 

The Pasadena branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is organizing a Science Day at PCC (Pasadena City College) for 7th/8th grade girls on Saturday, April 9th. The event is to encourage girls’ interest in STEM fields, and will involve several hands-on workshops for the girls throughout the morning.

We are looking for volunteers to chaperone and/or help with workshops. We are expecting approximately 120 participants ages ~12-14. 
Volunteers are needed for morning (8a-12p), afternoon (12p-4p) or all day (8a-4p) time slots to chaperone, help girls in workshops, and/or help presenters during workshops.
If you are interested in helping out, please sign up at
 If you have any questions, please contact me at

WHM Panel:  Creating an Organization Where Both Men and Women can Thrive, JPL’s Von Karman Auditorium,  March 29, 2016, 11AM-Noon
As more women are entering areas long dominated by men, organizations should have an interest in providing an environment where both genders can best contribute to their success. The panel will explore:
  • effective mentoring and sponsorship
  • team dynamics and communication
  • leadership styles, and
  • generational trends.
Dr. Susan Murphy, Author and Management Consultant
Prof. Beverley McKeon, GALCIT Associate Director
Dr. Robert Pappalardo, EUROPA Project Scientist, JPL
Dr. Serina Diniega, Scientist/System Engineer, JPL

Dr. Cinzia Zuffada, Associate Chief Scientist, JPL

KISS is sponsoring a bus for students and postdocs to attend the event!


Call for Judges 
66th Annual Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair
March 17th – 19th 2016
Judging Friday March 18th 2016
The 66th Annual Los Angeles County Science & Engineering Fair will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California March 17 – 19, 2016. Judging will take place on Friday March 18, 2016. The Pasadena Convention Center is located at 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101.
We expect over 1,100, 6th through 12th grade students from Los Angeles County public, parochial and private schools to participate in the Science Fair. These students represent some of the best in Los Angeles County. They will compete for Science Fair awards in 38 categories and for special awards from professional organizations and technical societies.  The top students, that you will help select, will compete at the California State Science Fair in Los Angeles May 23 – 24, 2016.
This is an all-day event.  Judge orientation will begin at 7:00 AM. After orientation, judges will have the opportunity to review displays prior to interviewing students. The judging day will finish in the afternoon, around 5:00 PM. This year we will again structure the format of the judge orientation to allow you to have more time to review the display boards and student work.  We will be updating our judge handbook for judges to review prior to the event which will consist of a simple and brief welcome and orientation the morning of March 18th.
In order to be able to interview every student at the fair, we are seeking 300 judges, who are professionals in all fields of science.   We greatly appreciate those of you who judged for us last year and hope to see you again for this year’s Fair.
We are always in need of judges due to attrition, work needs assignments, business or personal travel, vacation and sickness.  I invite you, your friends and colleagues to register as a judge at our website:  Read the information and click on the Judges Registration link.   Online judging registration is now OPEN.  If you were able to judge with us last year, much of your information will be in the system so your registration will go quickly!
For me, the experience of judging is truly rewarding. We get the opportunity to work with students and inspire and motivate them. The students that we interact with are the future of science. Please join us for this rewarding day as we encourage students in the field of science!
I do hope you will decide to join us. If you know of any friends, colleagues, or relatives that might be interested, please pass on this letter.
Thank you,
Emily Hoffman
Judging Committee, Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair
626-441-5380 (classroom)
626-833-3501 (cell)
MailCode: 255-86
1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena CA 91125
Tel: 626-395-6207

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