Caltech Center for Diversity


Wishing all our students well during finals! 
Caltech graduate students Agne Skripkaite, Red Lhota and Melissa Yeung at the Caltech Center for Diversity annual Celebration of Excellence Awards.
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This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
Community Events


Monday, June 6:
Happy Monday!
Tuesday, June 7:
Happy Tuesday!
Wednesday, June 8:

WMW: Alum Anne Laraia
4-5pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common
Thursday, June 9:
12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 257
Friday, June 10:
Happy Friday!

This Week @ CCD!

Wed., June 8, WMW:  Special Guest Appearance - Alum Anne Laraia, 4-5PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common area
Anne Laraia is a recent alum (defended on June 2015) who left the academic world and landed in management consulting at McKinsey & Company.  She has offered to share about her journey of transitioning from academia to consulting.  Join us for coffee and snacks.  Contact Erin-Kate Escobar

Thu., June 9, Grad Chat, 12-1PM, CCD Conference Room 257
This is a discussion facilitated by Dr. Maggie Ateia and open to URM identified graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This closed and confidential session provides a safe space to address issues of inclusion and equity. Lunch provided.  Contact Eva Graham.

Coming Soon @ CCD!

Good luck as you take on your finals - And we look forward to seeing you at commencement on Friday! Congratulations Graduates! 

Community Announcements

Dear Caltech Community,
Do you have a passion for excellent teaching? Do you have advice for new and experienced teaching assistants and other instructors at Caltech?
If so, please consider joining the Planning Committee for the 4th Annual Caltech Teaching Conference
Volunteer today through this link: We would appreciate a response by June 9th for planning purposes.
The Teaching Conference brings together the Caltech community for a day of engaging sessions on teaching and learning. This event is held during graduate student orientation week and is run by a team of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and Caltech staff with the support of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach (CTLO).  
The 2016 Caltech Teaching Conference will be on Wednesday, September 21st, with bi-weekly meetings throughout the summer to plan the event. We are looking for committee members (you!) to help organize and facilitate sessions at this year's teaching conference. There will be sessions offered on a variety of topics (check out last year's sessions at, or you can suggest a new topic!

Jenn and Cassandra, CTLO (Center for Teaching, Learning, & Outreach) -
Kelsey and Rebekah, Graduate Co-directors of CPET (Caltech Project for Effective Teaching) -


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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