CPLC Diversity

The Center for the Physics of Living Cells (CPLC) is committed to an inclusive approach to scientific education and training. Our goal is to broaden the participation in physics of scientists from groups historically under-represented in the field, namely those scientists who identify as female, Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian and Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. Our approach involves: 1) Tracking the participation of such groups in all of our programming, from K-12 outreach to post-doctoral training programs, with the goal of identifying factors that may be impacting the experience of under-represented students and responding effectively, 2) Closely monitoring the self-reported experiences of program participants through formal, external evaluations as well as ongoing, informal student feedback mechanisms, 3) Focusing on mentoring, communication, and service as key parts of what it means to do good science, and 4) Collaborating with allied programs in the Physics Department and across campus that are working to improve the recruitment, retention, and overall success of under-represented students and postdocs.

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