Caltech Center for Diversity


After 22 years in the Caltech community and 8 years on campus, we are sad to see Eva Graham leave Caltech. We hope you will com say good bye and thank her for all that she’s done for so many in our community. We will miss Eva’s presence, expertise, and commitment to diversity. Please join us on Thursday, June 30th from 3pm-5pm in Avery Dining. You can RSVP here: by June 28th. 
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Quick Peek
Monday, June 27:
Happy Monday!
Tuesday, June 28:

Happy Tuesday!
Wednesday, June 29:
Happy Wednesday
Thursday, June 30:
Married Partner Graduate/Postdoc Women
12-1pm, CCD Women’s Lounge 265A 

Eva Graham Farewell
3-5pm, Avery Dining

The Places You Can Go
7-9pm, 2nd Floor Common Area
Friday, July 1:
Happy Friday!

This Week @ CCD!

Thu., June 30, Married Partner Graduate/Postdoc Women, 12-1PM, CCD Women’s Lounge 265A - Moving to Thursdays!
A space to join in a facilitated conversation about balancing life as a student/postdoc and a partner. MPG meetings will alternate between discussing a specific topic that is relevant to your lives and having open forum discussions without a predetermined focus. 

The Center for Diversity hosts several discussion groups to help support the advancement of women in science and engineering. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.
*Thank you to the Graduate Studies Office and Caltech Counseling Center for the generous support of this program through the summer
Thu., June 30, Eva Graham Farewell, 3-5PM, Avery Dining
Come say good bye and thank her for all that she’s done for so many in our community.  Food will be provided.  You can RSVP here: by June 28th. 
Thu., June 30, The Places You Can Go, 7-9PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common
The Caltech Center for Diversity and Student-Faculty Programs invites you to “The Places You Can Go” discussion with Caltech graduate student women.
Learn from graduate women who have navigated academic and professional opportunities to direct their academic careers.  Food will be provided.

Coming Soon @ CCD!

Despite all of the emotions, thoughts, and feelings that follow a tragedy such as the mass shooting Orlando, there is still so much to celebrate:
  • Happy Summer Solstice to all who celebrate or observe this date. Here in the northern hemisphere it is the day with the longest amount of light and shortest night of the year.
  • The Caltech Center for Diversity would like to wish all those celebrating and/or observing Ramadan, Ramadan Mubarak! To learn more about Ramadan you can begin with this article

Community Announcements

Research Mentor Announcement:

The Caltech Center for Diversity is currently seeking faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to serve as research mentors for the 2016 Freshman Summer Research Institute (FSRI). The Freshman Summer Research Institute (FSRI) is designed to introduce incoming underrepresented and/or underserved freshmen students to Caltech's research and math curriculum, culture and college life, and academic and student support services. Participants serve as research assistants at no cost to mentors.
This fully-funded program offers each participant:

  • A 5-week summer research assignment
  • A 4-week opportunity to prepare for Caltech's first year math course
  • Room and board on the Caltech campus
  • Group field trips, excursions, and social activities
FSRI participants have the opportunity to work on a research project and become acquainted with their chosen research mentor, as well as with postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students who work in Caltech laboratories. As a member of the Caltech research community, FSRI participants attend group meetings, present on their findings, and learn about the ongoing work of their research group.
Mentor Requirements:
  • Must be a current Caltech faculty, postdoctoral fellow or graduate student
  • Must be available for the entire duration of the five week session from July 11, 2016 – August 12, 2016
  • Must agree to monitor students’ work between the hours of 10am and 4pm Mon-Fri
  • Must be willing to work with students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds
Mentor Responsibilities:
  • Provide guidance and support in the assigned research area
  • Ensure a safe and welcoming learning environment
  • Assist FSRI participants in creating a presentation that they will give at the end of the program detailing their research experience
For more information about participating in Freshman Summer Research Institute (FSRI) program as a mentor, please contact Taso Dimitriadis at or (626)-395-8108.


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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