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Caltech Center for Diversity
www.diversitycenter.caltech.edu
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We wish those of you beginning finals this week all the best! 
Women's History Month
We are celebrating Women's month and have an exciting schedule of events and programs.
We hope to see you Tuesday 12-1PM lunch reception to celebrate International Women's Day
This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
Community Events
Flyers
Quick Peek

Tuesday, March 8:
MPG Meeting
12-1pm, CCD Room 265A


LGBTQ UG Meeting
12-1pm, LGBTQ Lounge Room 255

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: International Women's Day Art Opening & Speaker
12-1pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common

Coffee and Conversation - Gender Identity
3-4pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common

Wednesday, March 9:
WMW Advisory Board Meeting
2pm, CCD Room 265A

Thursday, March 10:
ALLIES
12-1pm, CCD Conference Rm 257


WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: Film Her Story, Dinner and a Movie
7pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common

Friday, March 11:
BSCIT/NSBE/BLAC/SHPE/CLASES/CLUB LATINO
12-1pm, CCD Conference Rm 257

This Week @ CCD!

Tue., Mar. 8, Married and Partnered Group, 12 noon, CCD Room 265A
Be ready to discuss whatever is on your minds.  MPG meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month and is moderated by Jessica Foss. Lunch Provided. We invite your feedback here. 
 
Tue., Mar. 8, LGBTQ UG, 12 noon, LGBTQ Lounge Room 255
This is a regular meeting for members of this community.  Contact Taso Dimitriadis.  Lunch will be provided.
 
Thu., Mar. 8, Women’s History Month:  International Women's Day Art Opening and Speaker, 12-1pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common 

Please join Caltech's Center for Diversity and International Student Programs in celebrating International Women's Day through the art opening of Women Can Build, a photography exhibit with Jobs to Move America that reveals the overlooked contributions of skilled and hard-working women in industry.
We will hear insights from esteemed faculty
Dr. Azita Emami, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Dr. Simona Bordoni, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
on how women around the world are achieving and fighting for equal rights, equal pay, access, and opportunity in the workplace.
The exhibit features 10 photos and stories of historic and modern-day "Rosies,"a term coming from "Rosie the Riveter," as cultural icons of the United States, representing women who worked manufacturing jobs in WWII, replacing men who were in the military.
Contact Erin-Kate Escobar at 626-395-3221

Tue., Mar. 8, Coffee & Conversation - Gender Identity, 3-4pm Kerckhoff, Morgan Library 
Join the GSC and CCD in an hour long conversation to explore the following questions š
What Is Gender? What Is Gender Identity?
šGender Stereotypes & Gender Roles?
šHow do these show up in your lab/work/etc?
šHow Can I Challenge Gender Stereotypes?
We hope you can join us for a lively discussion. 

Thu., Mar. 10, Allies, 12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257
The Allies group encourages student based dialogue centered on racial/ethnic identity, sexual orientation, sex and gender, and other issues of diversity. Please feel free to stop by and join the conversation! Open to graduate students and postdocs. Lunch provided. Contact Taso Dimitriadis.

Thu., Mar. 10, Women’s History Month: Film - Her Story Followed by a Q & A with Jen Richards, Co-Writer and Co-Producer and Main Character Violet, 12-1pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common 

The series looks inside the dating lives of trans and queer women as they navigate the intersection of desire and identity. Her Story stars transgender activist Jen Richards who is currently featured in E!’s I am Cait and wrote the controversial cover story for the Advocate Magazine about the inner workings of the Trans Movement. The series also features accomplished trans entrepreneur and actor Angelica Ross and writer/actor Laura Zak, star of the hit web series #Hashtag Open to the entire Caltech Community

Thu., Mar. 10, Club Latino, 12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257

Club Latino’s main purpose and objective is to serve as a support group by building a unified community of graduate students of Latin/Spanish descent. In addition, we aspire to increase the enrollment numbers of the Latino/Hispanic community through outreach. We will also collaborate to promote understanding of the social and cultural barriers faced by Latinos and enrich the broader community with our diverse culture. Open to graduate students with Latino and Spanish descent or those interested in exploring Latino culture. Lunch provided. Contact Eva Graham.

Fri., Mar. 11, SHPE/CLASES, 12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257

For more information on how to get involved with the Caltech Latino Association for Science and Engineering Students Contact Eva Graham.

Fri., Mar. 11, BSCIT/NSBE/BLAC, 12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257

For more information on the campus organization linked to the National Society for Black Engineers Contact Eva Graham.

 
Community Announcements


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

Zzzzzzz’s: The Easy Fix to Stress, Anxiety & More, Mon., Mar. 7, 2nd Floor Winnett Lounge
A workshop on Sleep Hygiene and the Importance of Sound Sleep By: Jenny Mahlum 
Every night, “nearly 60% of Americans are awake and staring at the ceiling, when they should be in the arms of Morpheus. We are a nation of insomniacs… and college students have twice as many problems as the general population” (Seligson 2012; National Sleep Foundation). Sleep deprivation is powerful, and has been linked to increased stress, weight gain, anxiety, depression, and low academic performance. The good news is that insomnia and interrupted sleep are best treated behaviorally.  At this workshop, we will talk about sleep deprivation and address how to optimize your sleep quality through sleep hygiene and sleep management.  Lunch will be provided on a first come first serve basis, Sponsored by the Counseling Center, Emotional Wellbeing Series.


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 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4aabaa23a5f49-tech2.
 If you have any questions, please contact me at ericah@caltech.edu.


Flyers
 
http://app2.lascifair.org/templates/img/logo.pngCall 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: http://www.lascifair.org/judges.  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
chemgem10@gmail.com
626-441-5380 (classroom)
626-833-3501 (cell)
 
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: http://www.lascifair.org/judges.  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
chemgem10@gmail.com
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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