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Committee Announces Implementation Updates on the 11 Recommendations from the Black Student Experience Task Force
Quarterly Updates Will Be Released Over the Next Three Academic Years

The implementation committee of students and leaders from Institute Diversity, Office of the Provost, Student Life, and Undergraduate Education announced updates on its progress to address the 11 recommendations from the Black Student Experience Task Force that will help ensure a welcoming, inclusive campus. Quarterly updates will be released until the end of the 2018-19 academic year. 

As part of a three-year process, implementation of the 11 recommendations started in August 2016. These recommendations are grouped into four categories: programs, trainings, physical spaces, and planning and assessments.

“After discussing with the committee, we expanded the implementation of two areas from the original 11 recommendations of the Black Student Experience Task Force – Challenge and FASET,” said Archie Ervin, vice president for Institute Diversity. “The implementation committee identified broader and more long-term academic issue areas beyond the Challenge program and orientation processes beyond the FASET program as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
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Committee Announces Implementation Updates
on the 11 Gender Equity Initiatives

Quarterly Updates Will Be Released Over the Next Two Years

The implementation committee of faculty and staff from the Office of the President, Institute Diversity, Faculty Affairs, and Human Resources announced updates on its progress to implement the 11 Gender Equity Initiatives.

As part of a two-year process, implementation began in August 2016. The initiatives emerged from President Peterson’s listening sessions on inclusiveness and gender equity in 2015 following feedback from faculty and staff that some of the Institute’s collective actions, practices, and policies fell short of fully recognizing women’s contributions.

The Gender Equity Initiatives are grouped into four impact areas: hiring, promotion, and tenure; professional and leadership development; leadership appointments; and recognition and increased visibility of the Institute’s commitment to gender equity.

“I applaud the work of the implementation committee to promote gender equity policies and procedures and celebrate the contributions of women in the Georgia Tech community,” said Archie Ervin, vice president for Institute Diversity. “We look forward to implementing the next phase of initiatives in the year ahead.”
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Nearly Three Hundred Faculty Participate in
Implicit Bias Workshops to Date
Additional Workshops to be Offered During Fall Semester

According to Mahzarin R. Banaji, professor and chair of Harvard University’s Department of Psychology, “Even the most well-intentioned person unwittingly allows unconscious thoughts and feelings to influence apparently objective decisions.”

Implicit biases affect almost every aspect of daily life, and are quickly becoming the focus of programs within academia and industry. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that 50 percent of large U.S. companies are expected to offer unconscious bias training for their employees in the next five years.

Georgia Tech’s Institute Diversity, in collaboration with the ADVANCE Program, began offering Implicit Bias Workshops — designed for faculty who serve on reappointment, promotion, and tenure and faculty search committees — in fall 2015.
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WST Learning Community Lunch
April 3
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ferst Place, Student Center

Ellen Do is a professor in the School of Industrial Design, School of Interactive Computing, College of Architecture, and the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech, Do was on the faculty in the computational design program at Carnegie Mellon University, where she co-directed the Computational Design Laboratory, or CoDe Lab, from September 2004 to December 2005, and an affiliate faculty at the Human Computer Interaction Institute and the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. 
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OMED Academic Support
Click here for the OMED Spring 2017 tutoring schedule. Email questions to Jarrad Reddick, Assistant Director - Academic Support Initiatives at
The Dissertation Institute 
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
June 11 - 16
Apply by April 1

The Dissertation Institute is a week-long opportunity for underrepresented engineering doctoral students currently writing their dissertation or dissertation proposals. In this Institute, participants will be able to build new writing habits, work on their dissertation or dissertation proposal, and learn skills that will help them continue making progress when they return back to their institutions.

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Shell - New Application Process
Launches April 1

On April 1, Shell will launch our new streamlined application process for students who are interested in an internship, as well as graduating students with less than three years of work experience.   
The new process is simple and leverages the latest digital technology with virtual assessments. This will allow students to complete their application at their own leisure as well as provide more personal information. 
This is an exciting change for Shell as it will elevate the candidate experience.  
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Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion
Apply By April 7

Estimated 10 – 15 hours per week
The responsibilities for this position include:
* Create and distribute CSDI’s bi-weekly email newsletter 
* Handle logistics for corporate and sponsored events 
* Provide insight, feedback, and opinion to CSDI staff and assist as needed
The period for this position is fall 2017 semester. 
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2017 Exxon Mobil LOFT Fellowship Program
Apply by April 11

Exxon Mobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas companies, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, Exxon Mobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for engineering and science.
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Princeton Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Summer Research Experience
Apply By April 15

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Summer Research Experience (MAE SRE) provides the opportunity for non-Princeton undergraduates to explore research opportunities and gain experience that is not part of their regular undergraduate curriculum. Students work with MAE faculty on a project of mutual interest and gain exposure to the different types of research being pursued in the department. The program is open to nonPrinceton undergraduates who have completed their sophomore or junior year. The program is targeted towards members of groups in the United States who have traditionally been underrepresented in engineering and applied sciences, including women. We seek such students who wish to pursue the higher education and research necessary to prepare themselves for study in engineering and the applied sciences. Our goal is to provide a research experience for potential young scientists to make very strong applications to the best graduate schools.
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From Learning, Analytics, and Materials to Entrepreneurship and Leadership Doctoral Traineeship Program
Apply By May 1

Are you interested in becoming the data scientist of tomorrow? Would you jump at developing new technologies that could move society forward?
FLAMEL was designed to attract students from disparate educational backgrounds such as computer science, computational science, mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences. No background in materials is required to apply, nor is computing expertise beyond introductory computer programming classes. Women and minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

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Israel Fest
April 6
11:00 a.m.
Kessler Campanile

Save the date to come by the Campanile to experience a showcase of Israeli life and culture! This event is open to all students, and there will be free food, t-shirts, giveaways, live music, and a real camel!
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Become A HackGT Catalyst Mentor
Register by April 8
Event held April 15

HackGT is hosting an event for high school students called Catalyst. We’re bringing 400 students from the under-served areas of Metro Atlanta to campus to introduce them to computer science. We’re looking for mentors for this event (especially those underrepresented in STEM fields). No experience is required to be a mentor!
Register Here

Create Impact, Unlock Innovation and Drive Market Growth through Diversity and Inclusion
April 12
11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Scheller College of Business 
(Boxed Lunch Provided for Attendees)

Find out why companies, consulting firms and sports and entertainment are intensifying efforts to ensure that leaders both embody and embrace the power of differences. This panel will focus on dynamic leaders driving diversity and inclusion to increase performance and driving innovation. Successes and lessons learned to help all aspiring leaders.
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Lavender Graduation
April 13
Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Ceremony: 6:30 p.m.
Gordy Room, Wardlaw Center

Every year in April, all members of the Georgia Tech community are invited to honor our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, inter-sex, asexual, and ally graduates at our annual Lavender Graduation celebration. Families of our graduating students are also welcome to attend. The evening begins with a reception featuring light hors d'oeuvres, and then, our graduating LGBTQIA are honored in a special and memorable ceremony. 

The mission of the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion is to provide programmatic and thought leadership, expertise, and advocacy to continue to promote the Institute's diverse student initiatives, programs, and efforts that facilitate our collective goal of student diversity and inclusion.

Please contact Institute Diversity Corporate Relations Manager Atira Rochester at to submit announcements for the CSDI Current.
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