Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at the School of Molecular Sciences

  • Recognizes that informational and social diversity leads to more successful outcomes in science.
  • Accepts that we have a moral and ethical duty to create a safe and supportive environment where all community members feel welcome and included.
  • Strives to include justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion considerations in all teaching, research and service practices.

SMS DEI Committee Members

Laura Ackerman
Assistant Professor

Chad Borges
Associate Professor

Subhadeep Dutta
Graduate Student

Ashli Morgan

Jessica Shipley
Assistant Director of Academic Services

Orenda Griffin
Managing Director of Online Programs

Darcy Kimball


Inclusive Future Faculty Symposium

The Symposium aims to encourage and prepare underrepresented scholars in the chemical sciences for careers in academia.

Faculty Bring Attention to Diversity

SMS assistant professors Laura Ackerman-Biegasiewicz and Kyle Biegasiewicz bring attention to DEI in academia.

SMS DEI Grants

SMS has been awarded seed grants to promote diversity and equity by providing career support and training for students, faculty and staff.

SMS Bridge to Graduate School

SMS is awarded a grant from the American Chemical Society to bridge the route into graduate school for underrepresented students.

SMS DEI Student Focus

SMS Student Highlights

Read our inspiring student stories

SMS Scholarships Opportunities

SMS Scholarships for underrepresented groups

SMS Summer REU Program

Research opportunity for URM students

SMS Women in Science

SMS Women Scientsts

Meet some of our extraordinary women scientist

SMS Women in News

SMS Women are recognized

Women in Science Make A Difference

A video showcase of our amazing alumni

DEI News and Activities