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Department of Chemistry

Climate and Diversity

Increasing access

Broadening opportunities

Promoting inclusivity

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Department Ombudspeople

Department Ombudspeople work to facilitate communication between conflicting parties and refer people to a variety of resources for further assistance.

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The Climate and Diversity committee's goal is to create a  supportive and welcoming environment.

Climate & Diversity Committee

Provide Feedback

The Climate and Diversity Committee wants your feedback! Keep reading to learn how you can provide feedback.

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STEM Fall Open House

This program invites underrepresented undergraduates with strong academic records and research programs to explore graduate programs at the Penn State University Park campus. Keep reading to learn more!

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Resources

Penn State offers many resources designed to create a welcoming environment for students. Keep reading to find a resource for you!

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Chemists with Disabilities 

Joseph Priestley, the chemist who discovered oxygen, had a speech impediment. William H. Wollaston, who discovered rhodium and palladium, was visually impaired. And Sir John W. Gornforth, who received the 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the stereochemistry of enzymatic processes, was deaf. (Source: C&EN)

Sir John W. Cornforth, who received the 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the stereochemistry of enzymatic processes, was deaf. (Source: C&EN)

Albert Einstein lived with dyslexia. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics (1921), the Max Plank Medal (1929), and Time magazine's Person of the Century (1999). Einstein's intellectual achievements and originality have made the word "Einstein" synonymous with "genius." (Source: American Chemical Society, Chemists with Disabilities Committee)

 

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