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The CEMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group has undergraduate student, graduate student, postdoc, staff and faculty members who are appointed by the Department Head, tasked to pursue efforts to create a more equitable and inclusive department. Much of the work is done collaboratively with CEMS Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR) Group.

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CEMS DEI Working Group Event Highlights

  • STEM Stories video series
  • Gopher Equity Project is a DEI module provided to all CEMS instructors and teaching assistants.
  • Participated in the 16th annual kickoff event for the Louis Stokes North Star STEM Alliance.
  • CEMS faculty members building relationships with minority-serving institutions through in-person visits and offering department seminars.


  • Co-Chair: Alon McCormick - Faculty
  • Co-Chair: Spencer Bingham - Graduate Student
  • Marisa Bazzi - Graduate Student
  • Cari Dutcher - Faculty
  • Phil Engen - Staff
  • Kacey Gregerson - Staff
  • Ben Hackel - Faculty
  • Kim Kosto - Faculty
  • Daniel Krajovic - Graduate student
  • Grace Kresge - Graduate student
  • Isa Kucera - Graduate student
  • Dan McDonald - Staff
  • Dave Morse - Faculty
  • Michelle Quan - Undergraduate Student
  • Amy Wesolowski - Undergraduate Student