Caltech Center for Diversity


Caltech Center for Diversity welcomes the 2016 Freshman Summer Research Institute cohort.  We are excited for you to join us on campus and to see all the wonderful research you will do with our graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty member mentors over the next the 5 weeks!

Please save the date: Wednesday, July 20, 12-1PM. In light of recent events in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas, we invite the Caltech Campus to come together as a community to talk about and develop skills to address racism. See upcoming events for more information.
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This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
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Quick Peek
Monday, July 11:
Happy Monday!
Tuesday, July 12:
Happy Tuesday!
Wednesday, July 13:
Happy Wednesday!
Thursday, July 14:
Married Partner Group
12-1pm, CCD Women’s Lounge
Friday, July 15:
Happy Friday!

This Week @ CCD!

Thu., Jul. 14, Married and Partnered Graduate/Postdoc Women, 12-1PM, CCD Women's Lounge Room 265A
Be ready to discuss whatever is on your minds.  MPG is  a space for graduate and postdoc women to come together. The summer schedule can be found below in the poster section and includes 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, and 9/8. Charisma from the Caltech Counseling Center joins this group as the new facilitator.

Coming Soon @ CCD!

Save the date: Wednesday, July 20th 12-1PM
Caltech Center for Diversity, 2nd Floor

In light of recent events 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.

Community Announcements


Wednesday, July 13, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Noyes 147 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall) 

What is a Teaching Statement (also known as a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, among other terms)?

What role does it play in the academic job search?

How can you go about writing an effective Teaching Statement for yourself?

In this interactive session, we will address those questions through up-to-date information, case studies, and exercises that will help you draft or refine your own Teaching Statement.

This workshop is led by Dr. Cassandra Horii, Director of the Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach, and hosted by the Caltech Postdoc Association. It is open to all members of the Caltech community.

RSVP is requested for lunch and to notify you of the location before the event:

PS: A follow-up feedback workshop will be scheduled a few weeks after this workshop, so those participating will have a chance to have their draft Teaching Statements reviewed by others before sending them out with applications! 

For more information, please email


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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