Diversity Mission and Vision

CEMB is committed to the development and support of a diverse workforce. CEMB recruits, educates, and mentors individuals from all cultural, scientific, and socio-economic backgrounds, with a special emphasis on individuals from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the scientific workforce. CEMB aims to develop our trainees into the leaders in science and engineering of the future.

CEMB Communities

Recent Diversity Events

Black Queer Town Hall in STEM

Organized by CEMB trainee Ryan Daniels (Mauck lab), in collaboration with the CEMB, University of Pennsylvania, University of Iowa, and Black Queer Town Hall, this four-day conference sought to increase Black Queer scientists’ visibility worldwide, discuss Black Queer scientists’ adversities in and out of lab, and increase Black Queer representation in STEM and foster community among Black Queer scientists. More information on the background, motivation, and program is published in Ryan’s Cell article.

Black Queer Town Hall in STEM

Visit our Events page to learn more about upcoming gatherings focused on diversity and inclusion at CEMB.

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National and Institutional Communities

In addition to being an active participant in the CEMB community, trainees are encouraged to join professional and cultural organizations to meet more peers and mentors with shared interests.

National Societies

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Científico Latino

University-Level Graduate Student and Postdoc Groups

Each of our partner institutions has a rich and active community for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. By joining affinity groups and becoming leaders within and outside of CEMB, our trainees develop meaningful connections and prepare for their future careers. The links below contain full lists of groups available to trainees at each institution.

Commitment to Inclusion

CEMB encourages applications from from all cultural, scientific and socio-economic backgrounds.

Learn more about the funding opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion at CEMB Partner Institutions today!

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