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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Department of Electrical Engineering

  • Student Life Committee
    • The Student Life Committee works to ensure that the student experience outside of the classroom is conducive to recruiting and retaining the best students. In addition, the committee supports all constituencies in the department (faculty, staff, postdocs and students) to be engaged, productive and contributing members to the EE community as a whole.
  • 2020-2021, Chair, Student Life Committee
  • 2019-2020, Chair, Student Life Committee
  • 2018-2019, Chair, Student Life Committee


Neurosciences PhD Program

  • 2020-2021, Co-Chair, Diversity, Equitability and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
    • Announcements
      • August 2020
        • Call for nominations, DEI Committee, Neurosciences PhD Program
        • Postdoctoral fellows and faculty of the Neurosciences PhD Program community are invited to self-nominate to serve on a new committee being formed to actively improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within our Program, and within our broader context of Stanford University.
        • PhD students are being identified by the already-existing Student Program Committee Representatives (SPCRs).
        • All postdocs and faculty are invited to self-nominate.
        • Nominees are invited to write 1-2 short paragraphs describing (1) their interest in serving on the committee, (2) what they intend to contribute and (3) their vision for a more diverse, just, inclusive and equitable Program.
        • Send this via email to
        • Date — Self-nominations will be accepted through August 31, 2020.
        • Who — Postdocs (2) and faculty (2) within our community are being sought. PhD students are being identified separately, through the SPCRs, with one student per class (6 students total).
        • What — Listen to input and feedback from our broad community, evaluate Program and policies, develop and prioritize concrete actions on timelines ranging from short-term to long-term, and report their findings and recommendations to the Program Director and Leadership Committee. These contributions include active participation in meetings, formal reporting of committee outputs, and providing leadership for new programs and activities. We will create channels for listening, transparently share our efforts and progress and commit to continuous improvement over time. We will operate within the Charter for the DEI committee created by the DEI committee co-chairs, Chairs of the standing committees and the Program Director.
        • Where — The committee will meet regularly by Zoom, transitioning to in-person activity as social distancing requirements due to COVID-19 are gradually relaxed.
        • When — Biweekly meetings throughout the Fall, with monthly meetings thereafter. Short-term recommendations provided to the Program Director and Leadership Committee by December 1, 2020, Long-term recommendations provided by April 1, 2021.
        • Why — The Neurosciences PhD Program believes diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging are essential to the advancement of science and to the development of a vibrant intellectual community. Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC) have been and continue to be under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) fields. The Neurosciences PhD Program is committed to meaningful and long-lasting anti-racist actions and supporting neuroscientists of all races, genders, sexualities, immigration statuses, differently enabled backgrounds, or socioeconomic backgrounds.
        • How — Nominations will be reviewed by the DEI Committee Co-Chairs and the Program Director.
        • Sincerely — Tirin Moore, Krishna Shenoy, DEI Committee Co-Chairs


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