Graduate Students Kayla Storme and Andy Dorfeuille hosted the department's booth at the NOBCChE Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Earlier this month, graduate students Kayla Storme, a member of the department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, and Andy Dorfeuille hosted the Department of Chemistry’s booth at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Despite the threat of Hurricane Ian, the conference was well-attended by a blend of undergraduate students interested in graduate school and graduate students interested in postdoctoral positions. Kayla and Andy fielded questions, distributed promotional stickers and postcards, and invited participants to guess the number of candies in a jar for the chance to win a Department of Chemistry gift bag consisting of promotional drinkware and a fleece vest.
The Department of Chemistry is committed to increasing the diversity and inclusiveness of the MIT community, and plans to continue its outreach by attending future NOBCChE conferences, as well as the upcoming Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS) conferences this year.