Diversity &


CAICE unites world-class researchers to address the problems of today and train the scientists of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion is a central part of CAICE’s mission and goals. We support the engagement of individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM fields by fostering an equitable and inclusive environment. We value our collective diversity, whether it be based on race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion/faith background, educational background, socio-economic status, ability, national origin, citizen status, military status, or political affiliation.

CAICE has targeted programs to improve the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM, those numbers and a detailed report on our and all the Centers for Chemical Innovation diversity efforts can be found here.

Diversity Statement

The Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) strives to provide a community of individuals from many diverse backgrounds with diverse interests and goals. This community reflects the diversity of the world around us. Furthermore, we support and encourage scholarship and research that incorporates a multitude of perspectives and ideas. This community will create an environment that encourages the appreciation of the values, skills and abilities of everyone. As a community of researchers, we recognize the value of diversity and inclusion of groups that are underrepresented in STEM. CAICE also has a commitment to outreach to groups which are underrepresented in STEM fields.


Professional Development

In support of our commitment to inclusion, CAICE’s plan for education and professional development is focused on producing the next generation of diverse chemists who possess the broad interdisciplinary skills needed to solve complex problems, including knowledge of emerging environmental issues related to the ocean, atmosphere, and climate; and the ability to effectively communicate the science of climate change along with the significance of CAICE research to diverse audiences. CAICE provides a host of programs directed to undergraduate and graduate students, which serves to also enhance the center’s plans for outreach and broadening participation. Examples of past CAICE professional development topics include:
  • Lab to Market: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Do Patents Matter?
  • Science Communication Through Outreach Workshop
  • Digital Scientific Illustration Workshop Series
  • Diversity in the Workplace Environment Ethics in Science and Research
  • Women Faculty in Chemistry Panel Chemistry Careers Panel
  • LabView Bootcamp
  • Advancing Chemical Innovation Through Diversity
  • Science Storytelling Workshop
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Science Workshop
  • Leadership Lessons: What Antarctica Teaches Us
  • Writing an Industry Resume Workshop
  • Diversity Statements 
  • Doing Effective Scientific Writing

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