Caltech Center for Diversity


BHM STEMinar feat.Tracy Drain (JPL) - RSVP
Dish and Discuss Multiracial Identity - RSVP
Join the Caltech Center for Diversity for an exciting new collaboration with the Humanities and Social Sciences Division here at Caltech: The Food for Thought Series! For our first event of the series, we will be featuring HSS Professor Jennifer Jahner in a discussion entitled The Politics of Protest.

Catered by Ernie's Food Truck - Please 
This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
Community Events


Monday February 13:
Happy Galentine's Day!
Tuesday February 14:
MMUF Meeting
1-2pm, CCD Conference Room
Wednesday February 15:
Happy Wednesday!
Thursday February 16:
Grad/Postdoc Chat
12-1pm, CCD Conference Room 

STEMinar with Tracy Drain
4-5pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area
Friday February 17:
D&D10: Multiracial Identity
12-1pm, Avery Dining Hall 

SWE Lunch Meeting
12-1pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area 

CLASES/SHPE/Club Latino Social
6-8pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area
Saturday February 18:
City of Pasadena Black History Month:
Parade and Festival
10-4:30pm, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. 

The Politics of Protest: Professor Jennifer Jahner
5-7pm, Hameetman Lounge


 This Week @ CCD!

Tue., Feb. 14, MMUF Lunch Meeting, 1-2PM, CCD Conference Room 257     
This is the regular meeting of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Scholars.  Lunch provided.  Contact Hanna Song for more information.

Thu., Feb. 16, Grad/Postdoc 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.
Thu., Feb. 16, STEMinar with Tracy Drain of JPL, 4-5PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area        
Join the Caltech Center for Diversity in welcoming Tracy Drain as our Black History Month STEMinar Speaker! Tracy has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since completing her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2000. In her 16 years at the lab, she has participated in the development and operation of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (a science and relay orbiter at Mars), the Kepler mission (searching for Exoplanets) and the Juno mission to Jupiter. She is currently the Deputy Chief Engineer for Juno, which successfully arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016. Tracy is passionate about space exploration, and loves taking every opportunity to encourage students, to consider pursuing exciting careers in STEM fields. Hear more about her story on February 16th at 4pm in CSS 2nd Floor Common Area! Please RSVP.
Fri., Feb. 17, Dish and Discuss:  Multiracial Identity, 12-1PM, Avery Dining Hall    
Join a conversation about how mixed race and multi racial identities have larger implications for how we understand race in society. RSVP
Fri, Feb. 17, SWE Lunch Meeting 12-1 PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common Area
The Society of Women Engineers is a national organization devoted to the advancement and education of women in science and engineering. Its members are professional engineers and engineering students. The national organization provides scholarships and a free resume database. Lunch provided.

Fri., Feb. 17, CLASES/SHPE/Club Latino Meeting, 12-1PM, CCD Conference Room
Club Latino - Club Latino's main objective is to serve as a support group for building a unified community of graduate students of Latin/Spanish descent.  Club Latino hosts cultural, academic, and social events aimed at expressing and celebrating Latinx culture.

CLASES/SHPE - The Caltech Latino Association of Students in Engineering and Sciences (CLASES) is a student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). CLASES is a Latinx organization at Caltech committed to aiding and advancing undergraduate Latino/as in their future careers as scientists/engineers. CLASES also collaborates to promote understanding of the social and cultural barriers faced by Latino/as and enrich the broader Caltech community with their diverse culture.

Lunch will be provided for all club meetings.
Sat., Feb. 18, City of Pasadena BHM Parade & Festival, 10-12PM, Charles White Park, 12-4:30PM, Jackie Robinson Park         
The City of Pasadena Black History Month Parade & Festival is one of the biggest and longest-running Black history parades in California. The Black History Parades highlights African history, African-American culture, and are the only ones where you’ll see low rider car clubs, Buffalo Soldiers, Tommy the Clown, Black fraternities and sororities, and Masons marching in unity, celebrating Black history and culture. Join the Caltech Center for Diversity as we support this historic event right here in Pasadena! Car-pools can meet at CSS, 414. S Holliston Ave. Pasadena, CA. We will be driving to the parade beginning at Charles White Park in Altadena and continuing at 12pm at Jackie Robinson Park in Pasadena as the Festival begins! Please RSVP.
Sat., Feb. 18, The Politics of Protest with Professor Jennifer Jahner, 5-7 PM, Hameetman Lounge    
Join the Caltech Center for Diversity for an exciting new collaboration with the Humanities and Social Sciences Division here at Caltech: The Food for Thought Series! For our first event of the series, we will be featuring HSS Professor Jennifer Jahner in a discussion entitled The Politics of Protest. From Black Lives Matter to the Women’s March on Washington, the March for Science to immigration ban protests, millions of people in America today are exercising their rights to assemble and dissent. Why do they take to the streets? And when they do, what comes next? This event will offer an introduction to the politics of American protest movements, examining their symbolism, strategies, and goals, as well as how law enforcement, media coverage, and political rhetoric shape public perception of protest.
Catering provided by Ernie’s Food Truck! Please RSVP by February 16th

 Coming Soon @ CCD!

Tuesday, February 21:
  •  Dish and Discuss:  Structural Inequality & Feminism 12-1PM Avery Dining Hall
  • Movie Screening: I Am Not Your Negro 7-9PM Pasadena Arclight
Wednesday, February 22:
  • I Am Not Your Negro Documentary Discussion 12-1PM CSS 2nd Floor Common Area
Thursday, February 23:
  • CLASES/SHPE/Club Latino Meeting 12-1PM CCD Conference Room
Friday, February 24:
  • WMW:  Lunch with Professor Kormos Buchald 12-1PM Einstein Papers Project
  • Pride Prom 5-12AM Dabney Gardens
Saturday, February 25:
  • CLASES/SHPE/Club Latino Carnaval Celebration 5-9PM CSS 2nd Floor Common Area

 Community Announcements


Healthy Relationships:
What it takes to have
and maintain them
By Dr. Maggie Ateia
When: Wednesday, February 15th at noon
Where: Winnett Lounge 2nd floor
Lunch will be provided on a first come basis
In this workshop you will be able to determine if you are in a healthy or unhealthy relationship. The characteristics of a healthy relationship extend beyond just romantic relationships, so come learn how to create healthier friendships, relationships with advisors, and familial relationships as well.
Come find out what the ingredients are to a healthy relationship.
Sponsored by the Counseling Center


Wireless Health Institute at UCLA Engineering
2017 Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program
UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

Dear Prospective Undergraduate Scholar,

The Wireless Health Institute at UCLA Engineering is currently recruiting participants for our 2017 Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program.

Advances in engineering and computer science are enabling the design of powerful home and mobile technologies that can augment functional independence and daily activities of people with physical impairments, disabilities, chronic diseases, and the accumulative impairments associated with aging. The Wireless Health Institute at UCLA is a collaboration between UCLA Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, the Clinical Translational Science Institute for medical research, and the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center aimed at developing new technology essential to the next generation of health care. We encourage undergraduates to get involved with our Institute by participating in our Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program.

This 8 – 10 week PAID summer internship program provides undergraduates the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience at WHI labs; to work with WHI faculty, staff and graduate students; and to participate in research, professional development, and social activities with other WHI undergraduate scholars.

Application Deadline - March 1, 2017.

Eligibility -
US Citizenship or Permanent Residency;
3.2 GPA minimum;
Continuing undergraduate (enrolling in fall 2017);
Coding experience;
Underrepresented ethnic minority and women are highly encouraged to apply

For more information on the program and application information please visit our website: or contact Wes Uehara,, program coordinator.

We look forward to receiving your application!

"Freedom" - Caltech Black History Month - Feb 2017 - Please RSVP
BHM Parade & Festival, 2/18, 10am-4:30pm, 1081 N Fair Oaks Ave. Pasadena
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Viewing and Discussion, 2/21 - 2/22, Save the Date
MPG and Grad/Postdoc Women's Lunch Schedule Winter Term
Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program
AISES 2017 Leadership Summit Travel Scholarships

AISES is pleased to accept applications for travel scholarships to this year’s Leadership Summit in Chandler, Arizona on April 27-29, 2017.

These scholarships will provide travel assistance to college students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Students must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited two-year college or four-year college/university.

For more information about the Leadership Summit, please go to:

To Apply:

Visit  Create a new account if you have not done so already (this is the same platform AISES uses for academic scholarships).

Application Deadline:  Applications are due by March 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. MT.

Notification:  AISES will begin to notify awardees starting March 17, 2017.

Award Amount:  Awards will vary in amount and are meant to help cover the following expenses: roundtrip airfare, lodging, and conference registration. Any remaining funds after those items will help to cover the cost of other associated travel costs (i.e. bag fees) and/or meals.

Once an award is made, AISES will:
Purchase roundtrip airfare;
Make hotel accommodations, students will be assigned a roommate; and
Send awardees a code to register themselves.
Not all meals are provided at the conference. Some meals and transportation costs between the airport and the hotel are the student’s responsibility. Any additional travel costs that are greater than the award amount are also the responsibility of the student. AISES will provide lodging for three (3) nights on April 27, 28, and 29, 2016.  Students’ travel days will be Thursday, April 27 and Sunday, April 30.  Visit for more details.

For more information, please contact Kyle Coulon at 720-552-6123 ext. 108 or email him at  

Stanford University School of Engineering MS/PhD Recruitment
Black Intersections: Resistance, Pride, and Liberation Conference 3/30-4/2 Claremont Colleges
Caltech Toastmasters meets every Thursday 153 Noyes
MailCode: 255-86
1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena CA 91125
Tel: 626-395-6207

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