June 5, 2020

The STEM Board stands in solidarity with black students at Carleton against systemic racism of all kinds. We mourn the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police officers, like those of too many other black, brown, and indigenous people before them. We are heartbroken and horrified by the continued cycle of violence against people and communities of color. The events of the past week have brought into sharper focus the inequity, injustice, and racism embedded into our institutions. STEM fields in particular have a complex history of exclusion, something to which, unfortunately, Carleton is not immune.

One of the STEM Board’s three main goals is to use a coordinated approach to inclusion and broadening access in the STEM disciplines at Carleton and beyond. We are determined to address these issues and their impact on students’ sense of belonging in STEM fields. We pledge to expand the voices included in our conversations and the resulting actions. As individuals, as departments and programs, and as a Board, we remain committed to realizing a diverse, just, and equitable STEM future.

In solidarity,
The STEM Board

Read statements of solidarity from our departments and programs.

Department and program statements of solidarity

Messages of support for students in our departments and programs.



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