CADI seeks to support the success of underrepresented and underserved graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at MIT.
On Friday, September 7, 2018, the inaugural meeting of the Chemistry Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (CADI) was held in The Moore Room.
Jesús M. Dones, a graduate student in Professor Ronald T. Raines‘ research group and the founder of CADI, led the meeting, which was attended by roughly 35 students, postdocs, and staff members. Attendees enjoyed coffee and donuts while Dones outlined his goals and aspirations for assembling a board for the group, holding regular events and meetings, and their overall plan for the upcoming academic year and beyond.
CADI seeks to support the success of underrepresented and underserved graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at MIT to ensure that our campus has safe, inclusive, and supportive environments that encourage student success. This association is dedicated to both enriching student experiences in the MIT Chemistry Department and also assisting students to fully realize their potential in their academic and professional pursuits in chemistry. During the academic year CADI will:
- Provide a space for students to engage in meaningful conversation about the current state of our department and chemical sciences in general.
- Offer resources and guidance to help graduate students and postdoctoral researchers throughout their MIT experience.
- Sponsor professional development events that will expose students to connections with the greater community.
- Provide mentorship to students applying for the PhD Program in Chemistry at MIT.