Outreach & Inclusion

Photos of students and faculty engaging in outreach opportunities.

Top left: Students, faculty, and staff at RI State Science Fair 2018
Top right: Prof. Ou Chen and graduate student Katie Hills-Kimball introduce high school students to nanoparticles at STEM Day 2018
Botton left: Undergraduate student Daniel Erdosy leading an interactive session on polymers at STEM Day 2017
Bottom right: High school student mentee presents her project at RI State Science Fair 2018

The Chemistry Department hosts initiatives related to inclusion, equity, and community in STEM. Opportunities include the Diversity & Inclusion Action Committee, outreach with local schools, and diversity mentorships for graduate students. Students, faculty, and postdocs programs may also participate in Brown’s active community engagement through other avenues. See more on the “Outreach Opportunities” page.


Diversity Mentors

The department has established an annual Diversity Mentorship Award for graduate students. Recipients will receive a stipend to organize activities for community-building among summer researchers in the department, including high school students through ACS Project SEED and visiting researchers from various programs including the J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program and the Leadership Alliance.


Brown Chemistry Anonymous Climate Form

The Department has created an Anonymous Climate Form designed to gather anonymous feedback from the broader Chemistry Department community regarding incidents of bias within the department, including but not limited to microaggressions and other behaviors perceived to be demeaning to others on the basis of gender, race, or sexual identity or unwanted sexual advances. Responses will be used to gauge the climate within the department and to shape department policy. To view this form or provide feedback, please follow the above link.