Committee on Climate and Inclusion

The Department of Electrical Engineering's Climate and Inclusion Committee hopes that all members of the department enjoy coming to the Engineering Quadrangle every day and interacting with each other as colleagues. The electrical engineering community is broad in just about every dimension, from research interest to cultural background and identity.

The EE Climate and Inclusion Committee recognizes that within our community, not everyone may feel welcome and appreciated and some may face challenges that inhibit their ability to reach their full potential. These challenges may disproportionately affect those from underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to race, color, sex, gender identity and expression, sexuality, socioeconomic background, disability, religion, age, or academic background. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of our community.

Two things to know about what we can do:

  1. We want to hear your ideas on how the EE climate can be improved, whether it involves hosting an event, organizing a meeting, collecting data, or addressing specific concerns.
  2. We are your advocates. We will seek out the resources and people who can help. When contacting committee members, please recognize that faculty and staff have legal obligations to report sexual misconduct concerns that fall under Title IX to University administrators.

To contact all members of the EE Climate and Inclusion Committee, please email ee-com-climate@princeton.edu:

Committee Members

Faculty

Jim Sturm (co-chair)

Administrative Staff

Kate Furda

Postdoctoral Researcher

Suresh Venkatesh

Graduate Students

Anjali Premkumar (co-chair) and Shafayat Hossain

Undergraduate Students

Clare Cook and Elaine Wright


Outreach Opportunities

Pathways videos (contact Julie Yun julieyun@princeton.edu and Jenna Ott jaott@princeton.edu)

  • Make a short, accessible video about your research and career or educational path. See some examples.
  • ABCs of graduate school: Get involved in making short videos that answer questions about grad school and the application process.

Frontiers for Young Minds: Scientific journal articles rewritten for kids! You can submit an article about your research through the website.

 


News, EVENTS & RESOURCES

For All

Two new policies related to sexual misconduct.

  • The new University Sexual Misconduct policy addresses sexual misconduct that does not fall within the scope of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX regulations.
  • Students, faculty, and staff members who are parties in Title IX or University Sexual Misconduct investigations/adjudications will have access to funding to engage attorneys to serve as their advisers.
  • A voluntary informal resolution process will be available for those who do not wish to proceed with a formal investigation/adjudication process.
  • Adaptations for COVID-19 / remote investigations and hearings.

Petition: A Call for Anti-Racism at Princeton University's School of Engineering and Applied Science

Information from the Davis International Center on the White House proclamation affecting H-1B and other visas.

Students & Postdocs

Tigers Caring for Cubs: Peer support group for students with children.
Email sk38@princeton.edu for more information.

SEAS anti-racism working group
Email anjalip@princeton.edu if you are interested in being added to this Slack group.
 
Huge list of virtual activities

Faculty & Staff

Carebridge Webinars — HR Events Information

Inclusivity Resources for Employees: Summary of resources and events
Self-awareness and mutual understanding are starting points on the journey toward confronting the intolerance and inhumanity that racism and injustice engender. We invite you to explore the resources available on the new HR webpage Inclusivity Resources for Employees.
 
Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
These volunteer, employee-led organizations are comprised of professionals from across the University who come together based on shared interests and/or identities. ERGs work to create a more inclusive environment and sense of belonging within the University while also remaining engaged with external communities. Employee Resource Groups (requires login)