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Equity & Inclusion

Equity & Inclusion in the Applied Physics Department

The Applied Physics Department's Equity and Inclusion Committee aims to address issues of equity in all aspects of our department.  The committee is currently comprised of faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students.  Some of our members work with the Physics Department’s Equity and Inclusion Committee to help address joint concerns. We always welcome new ideas!

Ways to Get Involved

If you would like to be more involved or have questions, please contact Lambertus Hesselink (  You can also sign up for the physics department's Equity and Inclusion reading group (subscribe here). This hosts journal clubs about equity and inclusion in STEM.  You can also join the mailing list for the joint physics and applied physics Graduate Action Committee (subscribe here).  This is where graduate students come up with actionable ways they can improve the departments.

Providing Feedback

We welcome feedback on diversity, equity and inclusion in Applied Physics via our comment box (here). You can choose to leave anonymous feedback or to include your name and contact information if you would like us to follow up. In particular, we are trying to improve the access and experience of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, color, disability, faith, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, social class, and all other identities represented in our community. So we especially encourage community members to leave feedback on their experiences regarding equity and inclusion in the department.