We believe that education is the cornerstone of scientific excellence, and that by being better teachers we become better learners in turn. Education is an ongoing process involving continuous mentorship, learning from one another, and expanding the field of chemistry through outreach.
We recognize that the chemistry community often fails to be a place in which all people, regardless of social identity, are supported in scientific research. We believe in building a diverse community rooted in equity, free of systemic barriers, where all feel comfortable and secure.
We believe in fostering a community that recognizes the mental, emotional, and physical challenges faced by people of all backgrounds and supports the well-being of its members. We strive for a community where people are able to care for themselves and others, both in and out of the lab.
Diversity at Berkeley
Organic Chemistry: A Call to Action for Diversity and Inclusion (Reisman, Sarpong, Sigman, Yoon)
Diversity in STEM: What It Is and Why It Matters
Equity and Inclusion in the Chemical Sciences Requires Actions Not Just Words (Sanford)
The Diversity-Innovation Paradox in Science
Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus
The Long Shadow Film: Additional Resources
To reshape the field of synthetic chemistry by training and educating the next generation of researchers through our discoveries and embracing diverse perspectives in how we solve problems.