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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Black Lives Matter

We would like to express our solidarity with the Black community and the Black Lives Matter movement. We mourn the losses of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade and countless other named and unnamed victims of racialized hatred and violence. Horrific incidents of police brutality and racial injustice have sparked a global conversation about the consequences of systemic racism. As a Civil & Environmental Engineering community, our mission to advance education and research in engineering the built and natural environment is inextricably tied with environmental issues, and therefore, racial and social issues. We must eradicate white supremacy that is inherent in engineering fields and recognize how engineering has historically failed to prioritize the value of diversity in experience. We want to encourage each member of the CEE community to continue to grow, listen, learn, and reflect. We plan to address these issues in five key focus areas: Accountability & Transparency, Hiring & Admissions, Education & Training, Outreach & Mentorship & Creating a Supportive Environment.

Land Acknowledgement

We start with a recognition that Stanford sits on the ancestral and unceded lands of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. This land was and continues to be of great importance to the Ohlone people.  Consistent with our values of community and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge, honor and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples.

Student Groups addressing racism in CEE:

  • CEE Anti-Racism Working Group
  • EFML Anti-Racism Discussion Group
  • Graduate Life Committee
  • ReNUWit SPCDI
  • Se3 Students on Environmental Justice in School of Sustainability

Anti-racism Town Hall August 19th, 2020 slides available on the department intranet DEI page.

 

Action List

The CEE Department is committed to taking concrete steps to address institutional racism in academia. Stanford affiliates can review departmental actions promoting diversity, equity and inclusion which are under consideration or in progress on the CEE department intranet.  (SSO Login Required.)

Stanford addresses Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEAL) in several ways. The CEE community can access additional information and resources promoting and learning about Anti-racism with the following links:

Discrimination Concerns/Grievances

Reporting a Concern

The Diversity and Access Office works with faculty, staff, students,* members of the public and applicants, and can be contacted with concerns regarding the following:

Discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other trait or status protected by applicable law;

Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act; and

EEO Affirmative Action and VEVRAA Compliance.

Reporting site
Anonymous Reporting

Ethics & Compliance Helpline

Members of the Stanford community who have concerns may report them, anonymously if desired, and a resolution will be made by knowledgeable individuals. Raising concerns is a service to Stanford. Stanford policy prohibits retaliation against an individual who in good faith reports or provides information about concerns or suspected violations.

Examples of issues to raise through the Helpline: conflicts of interest, environmental health and safety concerns, sexual harassment, theft or fraud, accounting irregularities, athletics compliance, violations of law, contract, or University policy.

Anonymous reporting resources
Seminar Series

Race in Science

CEE 151A (crosslisting of STS 51A)- Race in Science. What are the roles of race and racism in science, technology, and medicine? 3-course sequence; each quarter can be taken independently. Fall quarter focuses on science. What is the science of race and racism? How does race affect scientific work? Weekly guest speakers will address such issues as the psychology and anthropology of race and racism; how race, language, and culture affect education; race in environmental science and environmental justice; the science of reducing police violence; and the role of race in genomic research. Talks will take a variety of forms, from panel discussions to interviews and lectures. Weekly assignments: read a related article and participate in an online discussion. Remote only in F2020. 1 unit. PI: Paul Edwards. TA: Jasmine Reid.
 
CEE151B (crosslisting of STS 51B) - Race in Technology. What are the roles of race and racism in science, technology, and medicine? 3-course sequence; each quarter can be taken independently. Winter quarter focuses on technology. How do race and racism affect the design and social impact of technology, broadly defined? Can new or different technology help to reduce racial bias? Invited speakers will address the role of race in such issues as energy infrastructure, nuclear arms control, algorithmic accountability, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology. Talks will take a variety of forms, ranging from panel discussions to interviews and lectures. Weekly assignments: read a related article and participate in an online discussion. Remote only in W2020. 1 unit. PI: Paul Edwards. TA: Jasmine Reid. 

CEE151C (crosslisting of STS 51C) - Race in Medicine. What are the roles of race and racism in science, technology, and medicine? 3-course sequence; each quarter can be taken independently. Spring quarter focuses on medicine. How do race and racism affect medical research and medical care? What accounts for health disparities among racial groups? What are the history, ethics, legal, and social issues surrounding racialized medical experiments and treatments? Invited speakers will address these and other issues. Talks will take a variety of forms: conversations, interviews, panels, and others. Weekly assignments: read a related article and participate in an online discussion. Remote only in SP2020. 1 unit. PI: Paul Edwards. TA: Jasmine Reid.

 

Students including CEE alumni Anthony Kinslow II, PhD, Founder and CEO Gemini Energy Solutions, LLC talk about graduate opportunities at Stanford.

Admissions/ Resources (Prospective Students)

Application Process Fee Waivers

Data on faculty, students, diversity, graduation timelines, etc. 

Admissions Resources

For undergraduate researchers looking to get involved in research

SURF Program Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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School of Engineering Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

Our programs provide a forum for students to access resources, build community, and collaborate collectively toward our shared goals of equity and excellence in engineering.