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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Within the Chemical Sciences Division, we recognize that diversity is critical to scientific excellence and groundbreaking innovations. We are dedicated to cultivating talent and promoting a culture of full inclusion and we recognize that the fostering of a diverse workforce requires a comprehensive approach to creating a work environment that values all people and empowers employees to reach their full potential.

Diversity in the Chemical Sciences News

LBL's 3rd Annual Women @ the Lab Event
July 9th, 2018
Lena Trotochaud, a postdoctoral scholar in the Chemical Sciences Division, is recognized for her work in STEM at LBL’s Women @ the Lab 2018 Event. 

Energy Sciences Area Postdoc Symposium
June 7th, 2018
LBL's Energy Sciences Area hosted a Postdoc Research and Career Symposium. 

Achieving Gender Balance in the Chemistry Professoriate Is Not Rocket Science, by Carolyn R. Bertozzi
April 27th, 2016
Editorial from ACS Central Science Editor-in-Chief and Stanford University Professor, Carolyn R. Bertozzi on closing the gender-gap in Chemistry Departments.

DOE Hosts #WomenInSTEM Twitter Chat Across National Labs
April 1st, 2016
Representatives from three national labs, including Berkeley Lab’s Sarah Richardson, a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Biological Systems and Engineering Division, as well as DOE Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall (pictured), Jo Handelsman of the White House Office of Science & Technology, and Dot Harris of Economic Impact & Diversity, participated in the March 22 Twitter chat, in honor of Women’s History Month. Read more at the DOE’s Storify.

Celebrating Biosciences Women in Science and Public Service
March 17th, 2016
March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women. The theme for 2016 is to honor women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. In honor or Women’s History Month Berkeley Lab has profiled Facilities Division Director Reva Nickelson, as well as two Biosciences women, Shiela Dixson and Lauren Lui. Read their inspiring stories on the Diversity & Inclusion at Berkeley Lab website.

NSF Launches Long-Awaited Diversity Initiative
February 24th, 2016
This week NSF announced its intention to hand out small grants later this year to dozens of institutions to test novel ways of broadening participation in science and engineering.

Inaugural CSD Postdoctoral Fellow Retreat - July 2016

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