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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee Communications


2020年9月3日 - 湄次研讨会:请加入并提名!

我们的部门参加的一项新举措开展秋季2020:“庆祝多样性和创新:未来的机械和航空航天工程领导”。这项全国性的网上研讨会系列的亮点研究由集团被sunbetAPP|官网和航空航天工程学院中代表性不足研究生和博士后的贡献。除了提供曝光和指导的机会,扬声器,系列研讨会将创造湄部门在全国范围内弱势群体学生和教师盟国之间的网络。提名扬声器,志愿者作为辅导教师,或加入为未来的公告邮件列表,请访问 //sites.google.com/view/maeleaders。我们通过2020年9月15日鼓励提名或URM研究生和博士后的自荐。

September 1, 2020 - Self-Nomination for the D&I Committee and Sounding Board is now closed

Thank you to all who stepped forward with a self-nomination to serve on the ME D&I committee and/or sounding board. 


  • Lourdes V. Andrade, Director of Equity & Inclusion Initiatives, School of Engineering
  • 教授。布赖恩·布朗,教育研究生院
  • 教授。埃伦·库尔,sunbetAPP|官网系主任
  • Prof. Arun Majumdar, sunbetAPP|官网 Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair
  • greses佩雷斯jöhnk博士学生,教育研究生院
  • Prof. Sheri Sheppard, sunbetAPP|官网 Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair



August 13, 2020 - Invitation to Self-Nominate for the D&I Committee and/or Sounding Board


The sunbetAPP|官网 Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The D&I Committee will identify specific actions and activities to create a more just and equitable ME community around, for example, student and faculty recruitment and retention. D&I Committee members will engage with and support student organizations promoting community and inclusion, participate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion activities across 斯坦福, and regularly update the broader ME community on Committee discussions and actions. Formation of the committee is just a first step, and an important role of this initial Committee will be to establish long-term practices to ensure the continued viability of the Committee itself and an ongoing process for departmental improvement. The Committee will meet bi-weekly, and members will be expected to commit 2-4 hours/week to this effort on an ongoing basis. Committee members are expected to participate for at least one year.

Initial steps in the formation of the D&I Committee involved appointment of Sheri Sheppard and Arun Majumdar as co-chairs and recruitment of faculty and staff participants. As we begin this journey, we seek self-nominations from students, postdocs, and additional staff who wish to join this core departmental committee.

The sunbetAPP|官网 D&I Sounding Board

We envision the D&I Sounding Board as a larger body, also with representation across the department, that gives periodic feedback to the D&I Committee on its activities and initiatives and helps to engage the department as a whole in this process. The D&I Committee will provide quarterly progress reports/presentations to the Sounding Board, and the Sounding Board will provide advice and feedback to the D&I Committee. The Sounding Board will ensure that the D&I committee considers a broad range of perspectives and experiences. Membership on the D&I Sounding Board involves a smaller time commitment (1-2 meetings per quarter), than the D&I Committee, but its role is equally important.

We envision the D&I Committee and Sounding Board as embodying the wide variety of opinions and perspectives of our department; a membership of creative problem-solvers who voice their ideas and concerns with respect, listen with empathy, and are eager to learn from each other and make progress in addressing these important issues.

自荐到一个或两个小组应提交 通过星期一8月31日(下午11点59 PT) via the ME D&I Committee & Sounding Board Self-Nomination web-form.  该表格要求被提名人来形容:
• their motivation for serving on the D&I Committee and/or Sounding Board,
• any questions (or concerns) about the ME D&I Committee or Sounding Board.

We anticipate selecting 4-6 students for the D&I Committee to ensure that undergraduate and graduate students in the department's multiple programs have voices related to the Committee's central work on equity. Student participation will be recognized with an honorarium. Nominations will be reviewed to select student and staff representation to ensure that the ME D&I and Sounding Board teams broadly represent the experiences in the department. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel consisting of:

  • Lourdes V. Andrade, Director of Equity & Inclusion Initiatives, School of Engineering
  • 教授。布赖恩·布朗,教育研究生院
  • 教授。埃伦·库尔,sunbetAPP|官网系主任
  • Prof. Arun Majumdar, sunbetAPP|官网 Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair
  • greses佩雷斯jöhnk博士学生,教育研究生院
  • Prof. Sheri Sheppard, sunbetAPP|官网 Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair

如果您有关于自我提名程序有任何疑问,请联系委员会成员马克教授利文斯顿 levenston@stanford.edu.



August 2, 2020 - Formation of the D&I Committee and next steps




Following the Town Hall meeting and discussions thereafter, the ME Department formed a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee, which we have the honor & responsibility to co-chair. We acknowledge that too much time has passed since June 11th in communicating with you about actions that have been initiated; we were reminded of this last week when a group of ME students sent us, and the faculty-membership of the D&I committee, a powerful email asking for transparency and communications of committee activities.




Our most urgent activity is related to committee membership.  We need to have students and staff join the D&I committee; these voices are essential to success, and we are in the final stages of drafting the "Call for Self-Nominations."  Key to transparency in selection, we are working with some of our students to develop criteria for identifying the students who could join the D&I committee.  We will soon be sending out an open invitation to students and staff to self-nominate themselves. Finally, we also plan to include someone professionally trained to address racial injustice to be part of the committee.

While the D&I committee will be of limited size, its work will require a broader range of voices and perspectives for its deliberations and goal setting. Therefore, we will form a Sounding Board as well, which will play advisory and accountability roles to the D&I committee.

The D&I committee, composed of students, staff and faculty, needs to first listen and understand the experiences and solicit ideas for potential solutions. This will require many meetings with all our stakeholders, and we plan to share the schedule with all of you. 




请随时分享通过任何想法,问题,问题或建议,与我们 D&I Committee Feedback Form.

Sheri & Arun
on behalf of the D&I Committee