Caltech Center for Diversity


Caltech is invited to gather and discuss the tragedies of what happened in Orlando on Wednesday 6/15 - see event below
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This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
Community Events


Tuesday, June 14:

12-1pm, CCD Women’s Lounge 265A
Wednesday, June 15:

Caltech Community Gathering
LGBTQ Community Support Space

12-1PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area

Grad Women Lunch
12-1pm, CSS 2nd Floor Conference Room
Thursday, June 16:
Happy Thursday!
Friday, June 17:
Happy Friday!

This Week @ CCD!

Tue., June 14, Married and Partnered Group, 12-1PM, CCD Room 265A
Be ready to discuss whatever is on your minds.  MPG meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month and is the last MPG moderated by Jessica Foss.  Summer MPG will move to Thursdays - summer dates to be released next week. Lunch Provided.

Wed., June 15 Caltech Community Gathering in honor the LGBTQ family lost in Orlando Attack. CSS 2nd Floor Common Area, 12-1PM.
We invite the Caltech community to come discuss the tragedy of what happened in Orlando in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 12th

Please join us for lunch and a facilitated conversation to reflect, connect, and be part of our community. All are welcome to join.  RSVP requested but not required (to help us order enough food):

Special thanks  to the Catalina Community Associates (CCA) for helping to provide funding for this event

Wed., June 15, Grad/Postdoc Women, 12-1PM, CSS 2nd Floor Conference Room
Thanks to the Graduate Dean's Office this lunch meeting space will be able to continue through summer.  Please join Graduate & Postdoc Women to discuss topics pertinent to their academic, professional and personal lives.  Lunch Provided. Contact Erin-Kate Escobar

Coming Soon @ CCD!

Despite the all of the emotions, thoughts, and feelings that follow a tragedy such as the mass shooting Orlando, there is still so much to celebrate:
  • Congratulations to the class of 2016 we are honored and proud of the students who are moving on to new places and looking forward to supporting those who stay at Caltech to continue their educational pursuits
  • Loving Day, Saturday June 11th was the 49th year of celebrating the US Supreme Court Case of Loving v Virginia which in 1967 ended the prohibition of interracial marriage. The last law officially prohibiting interracial marriage was repealed in Alabama in 2000. May we celebrate this day in history and raise awareness about multi-racial experiences, challenges, and successes.
  • Juneteenth, Sunday June 19, 2016 Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Read more about it and learn about local Juneteenth celebrations in the area here or global celebrations here
  • The Caltech Center for Diversity would like to wish all those celebrating and/or observing Ramadan, Ramadan Mubarak! To learn more about Ramadan you can begin with this article

Community Announcements

Research Mentor Announcement:
The Caltech Center for Diversity is currently seeking faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students to serve as research mentors for the 2016 Freshman Summer Research Institute (FSRI). The Freshman Summer Research Institute (FSRI) is designed to introduce incoming underrepresented and/or underserved freshmen students to Caltech's research and math curriculum, culture and college life, and academic and student support services. Participants serve as research assistants at no cost to mentors.
This fully-funded program offers each participant:

  • A 5-week summer research assignment
  • A 4-week opportunity to prepare for Caltech's first year math course
  • Room and board on the Caltech campus
  • Group field trips, excursions, and social activities
FSRI participants have the opportunity to work on a research project and become acquainted with their chosen research mentor, as well as with postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students who work in Caltech laboratories. As a member of the Caltech research community, FSRI participants attend group meetings, present on their findings, and learn about the ongoing work of their research group.
Mentor Requirements:
  • Must be a current Caltech faculty, postdoctoral fellow or graduate student
  • Must be available for the entire duration of the five week session from July 11, 2016 – August 12, 2016
  • Must agree to monitor students’ work between the hours of 10am and 4pm Mon-Fri
  • Must be willing to work with students from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds
Mentor Responsibilities:
  • Provide guidance and support in the assigned research area
  • Ensure a safe and welcoming learning environment
  • Assist FSRI participants in creating a presentation that they will give at the end of the program detailing their research experience
For more information about participating in Freshman Summer Research Institute (FSRI) program as a mentor, please contact Taso Dimitriadis at or (626)-395-8108.




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