UWPA Diversity Committee

New for 2016

The UWPA is happy to announce the formation of a diversity committee within the association with the following goals:

  • Provide a formal support system to individuals from groups historically underrepresented in science, including:
    • Traditionally underrepresented students in science.
    • Women
    • LGBT
    • Individuals with disabilities.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of UWPA resources on diversity. This can include advocacy and policy changes at department and university levels.
  • Can work synergistically with the diversity office at UW-Madison and Bouchet society to look for grants, fellowship and awards opportunities.
  • Advocate for increased diversity among postdoctoral scholars, ensuring the needs of underrepresented groups are addressed.
  • Communicate with NPA diversity committee to further fulfil the needs of UWPA postdocs.
  • Leadership opportunities to postdocs from these groups.