Professor Alex Shalek poses with members of his research group, who are jovially dressed in animal onesies.

Community Relations and Outreach

The Department of Chemistry shares MIT’s well-established tradition of excellence on all fronts – in the laboratory, in the classroom, and in the community at large. Pioneering discoveries and advancements in chemistry and incorporation of them into our educational programs contribute to the betterment of the world. None of these contributions would be possible without our students, our postdocs, our faculty, and our staff, and thus the well being of all is critical to our mission.

We affirm that making a better MIT for every member of the community—students, postdocs, staff, faculty, and beyond—is a prerequisite to making a better world.

We are committed to providing resources for the physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being of our community members, and believe that we have a shared responsibility to treat one another with respect and integrity and to create a safe and supportive environment.

We are committed to increasing the diversity and inclusiveness of the MIT community. There can be no barrier to talent at MIT: solving some of the world’s most challenging problems will require a rich variety of perspectives and abilities. We welcome and encourage talented individuals of all racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and disabilities to join us in our pursuit of a better world.