Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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.
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:
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
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
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.
Admissions/ Resources (Prospective Students)
- Office of Graduate Diversity
- Diversity Works (Find more information about diversity-related resources at Stanford.)
- VPGE Diversity Initiatives (Vice Provost for Graduate Education)
Application Process Fee Waivers
- Graduate fee waiver (for engineering graduate admission applications)
- GRE fee waiver (Note: The CEE Department has eliminated the GRE as a requirement for graduate admission in the AY20-21 admissions process.)
- Additional Waivers for Diversity Programs
Data on faculty, students, diversity, graduation timelines, etc.
- Resources to the SoE Diversity office on prospective students
- Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS)
- SERGE: Stanford Exposure to Research and Graduate Education
- GRAD DAY (Graduate Recruitment And Diversity Day (GRAD Day))
Scholarship Opportunities (for students admitted and applying):
Deadline: February 10, 2021: Wade Scholarship Program
For Stanford's admitted (and applying) School of Engineering students, the WSP scholarship offers full financial support and the advocacy of Stanford alumni focused on increasing the numbers of students of African descent in STEM fields at Stanford.
For undergraduate researchers looking to get involved in research
SURF Program Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship