We are excited to serve on the DEI Committee as Graduate Student Representatives of Diversity and Inclusion in Chemical Engineering (DICE). DICE was created in February with the goal of promoting equity and inclusion in Course X.
Since creating DICE, we have pursued a variety of initiatives: we hosted a discussion series on allyship and systemic racism where we engaged over 150 members of our community; we have worked with administration, IDHR and ICEO to implement unconscious bias training for incoming students; we run the ChAMP mentoring program to support students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in the MIT application process; we run a donation drive reaching pledges of over $9,000 for antiracism related causes.
DICE is always searching for additional avenues to provide support. As members of DICE, each bringing a unique identity and background, we believe it is our responsibility to help make Course X a more diverse, inclusive, equitable environment for everyone.
Your DEI Committee members,
K'yal Bannister and Emily Krucker Velasquez