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2020 Diversity Committee

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The Department of Applied Mathematics endorses this University of Washington statement on diversity and is committed to recruiting, supporting, and promoting a diverse student population.

One of the ways we show commitment to this goal is through the active Applied Mathematics Diversity Committee. The committee is comprised of dedicated students, faculty and staff appointed by the chair of the department, with weekly meetings to strategize initiatives and activities. The committee has launched a mentorship program, Women in Applied Mathematics Mentorship (WAMM). Past activities have included discussion panels on various topics: women at work, inclusive teaching, political climate, the graduate school experience, and international student success. Check back periodically for current events.

Additionally, the Department of Applied Mathematics is now a Graduate Program Group within the Math Alliance. Since 2001, the NSF-supported Math Alliance has worked to create a community of mentors and students to provide students from underrepresented groups the opportunity to work towards applying to graduate programs with the help of a mentor. The Department is the first Graduate Program Group in the state, and houses 7 mentors thus far.

Campus resources and committee meeting notes may be accessed by department users here.  An informational handout from the graduate school experience panel may be found here

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