Caltech Center for Diversity


Please RSVP to join us at the LGBTQ + and Allies Welcome Back Lunch open to the entire Caltech Community
Please "like" our new Facebook Page! We will be posting all of our events and information for the Caltech community.
This Week @ CCD!
Upcoming Events
Community Events


Monday, September 19:
Happy Monday & Welcome new Students!
Tuesday, September 20:
Happy Orientation Days to our new UG and Grads!
Wednesday, September 21:
You're almost to free ice cream and delicious lunches!
Thursday, September 22:
Married Partner Graduate/Postdoc Women
12-1pm, CCD Women’s Lounge 265A

All Campus Diversity Center Open House
2:30-4:00pm, CSS 2nd Floor Common
Friday, September 23:
LGBTQ+ & Allies Luncheon
12:00-1:30pm, Avery Dining Hall

This Week @ CCD!

Mon, Sep. 19- Fri, Sept 30, Women Mentoring Women Applications now online and LIVE! 
The purpose of WMW is to provide support for women* graduate students as they negotiate their academic, professional, and personal development. Expect to for your mentoring match to meet over a one-year period—some meet monthly, others bi-weekly. We look forward to getting to know you. WMW is completely free and is open to Undergraduate, Graduate, & Postdoc Women* with Staff and Alumna included as mentors. Please consider applying for WMW as a mentor and mentee

Please follow the links below to become a mentor and/or mentee today!

*We use an inclusive definition of "woman" and "female" and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.
Please follow this link or go to Women Mentoring Women website for an online application for Mentors
Mentor applications are due Friday September 30th!

For those seeking Mentorship, please take this 10 minute survey to help us match you.
Mentee Applications are due Sunday October 16th

Weds., Sep. 21, Inclusive Classrooms, 12-1PM, Baxter Room 25
Come for our session and stay for the day!
Fourth Annual Caltech Teaching Conference
Designed for beginning TAs as well as experienced instructors, sessions led by Caltech colleagues and invited guests are will include discussions of effective strategies, student motivation, innovative technology, inclusive teaching and career development. RSVP by September 19.
Wednesday, September 21, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Dabney/Baxter

Session Description: In this interactive workshop we will explore strategies for increasing the inclusion of identity groups and promoting a better learning environment for everyone. Through discussion based activities on the topics of identity, unconscious bias and allyship we will explore perspectives on supporting everyone to succeed in the STEM fields. In addition you will learn skills to be an ally, advocate and resource for your students.

Thu., Sep. 22, Married Partner Graduate/Postdoc Women’s Group, 12-1PM, CCD Room 265A
A space to join in a facilitated conversation about balancing life as a student/postdoc and a partner.  Be ready to discuss whatever is on your minds.  Moderated by Charisma Bartlett.  Please bring your own lunch.  Contact Erin-Kate Escobar for more information.

Thu., Sep. 22, All Campus Diversity Center Open House, 2:30-4:00PM, CSS 2nd Floor Common
Please join the Caltech Center for Diversity in welcoming the newest Caltech Community members with an Ice cream social!  Stop by for ice cream, a chance to get to know the staff, and opportunities to meet new students.
FRI., Sep. 23, LGBTQ+ Luncheon, 12-1:30PM, Avery Dining Hall

Caltech Center for Diversity along with the Dean of Undergraduate Student Office and Graduate Dean of Students Office invites the entire Caltech Community to a luncheon to welcome our new LGBTQ + students and allies. Please RSVP

Coming Soon @ CCD!

Wednesday, September 28:
  • WMW: Lunch with Dianne Newman
    Limited to 10 Students/Postdocs
    RSVP limited
Thursday, September 29:
  • Grad/Postdoc Chat 12-1PM CCD Conference Room
  • WMW Information Session 3-4PM CSS 2nd Floor Common Area

Community Announcements

The Pasadena Playhouse is helping to organize an upcoming community event in partnership with Pasadena Councilmember Victor Gordo’s office, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, as well as number of other community leaders and organizations.

Please feel free to forward the flyer and spread the word. We hope to see you there!

Caltech Space Challenge 2017—Caltech will host the Space Challenge—a five-day international student space mission design competition—from March 26-31, 2017. For the competition, 32 students from a range of backgrounds are invited to Caltech, formed into two teams, and given a mission design problem. The teams attend lectures related to mission planning, are given the necessary development tools, and are challenged to produce a viable mission design. Undergraduate or graduate students of any nationality are eligible to apply. The application window opens September 1 and continues through December 16.

D. E. Shaw Research
Science and Engineering Summit for Undergraduates
Friday, November 4, 2016

D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) seeks exceptional undergraduates pursuing degrees in the computational sciences to join us at our annual Science and Engineering Summit for Undergraduates.  This event will take place on Friday, November 4, 2016, and will bring students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering to our offices in New York for a day of presentations, discussions, networking, and plenty of food and drink!  This is an opportunity to learn about the internship and career opportunities available at D. E. Shaw Research, explore our scientific computing and research projects in detail, and connect with other students from across the country who share your interest in science and technology.
Enjoy the vantage point from our Times Square office and an evening in New York City on us!  We will cover the cost of travel to and from New York as well as hotel accommodations for two nights for all selected attendees.
If you are studying computer science, engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, applied math, materials science, or another scientific field with a focus on computational methods, and are interested in attending this event, please email your resume to with the subject line “DESRES Summit” by Monday, September 26, 2016.  We can only invite a limited number of attendees to the summit, but we welcome submissions from students of all experience levels.
D. E. Shaw Research is a New York–based independent research laboratory that conducts basic scientific research in the field of computational biochemistry under the direct scientific leadership of Dr. David Shaw. Our group is currently focusing primarily on long molecular dynamics simulations involving proteins and other biological macromolecules of potential interest from both a scientific and a pharmaceutical perspective. An integral part of our effort consists of designing and developing custom hardware and software to carry out this research. We are also pursuing drug discovery programs, leveraging the insights enabled by our novel technologies, with an initial focus on drug targets that have proved resistant to traditional drug discovery methods. For more information about the group, please visit



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