Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at the Department of Physics

Statement/Mission

The Georgetown University Physics Department is committed to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. As physicists, we are passionate about the science we do, about educating the next generation of scientists, and about sharing the excitement and significance of scientific discovery with the wider community. We learn from each other, we grow by exchanging perspectives and we nurture diverse ideas to promote innovations. The physics community we strive to promote is one where scientific excellence goes together with personal care, and where the quality of the human experience is at the center of education and research, in accord with the Jesuit ethos of cura personalis.

We recognize that unequal access and exclusionary practices, both historical and ongoing, have limited participation in physics. To overcome these barriers, we are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and equity within our department and in the larger physics community, a culture that celebrates differences and supports individuals in realizing their potential, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, abilities, socioeconomic background, gender identity, sexual orientation, and political or religious beliefs. 

Goals

1) To identify actions to support all members of our immediate community and wider physics community, especially those who have been societally marginalized.

2) To involve and encourage the involvement of historically underrepresented people within the community.

3) To organize events and conversations that foster open discussion of diversity, inclusivity and equality issues in the Department.

4) To make the discussion about under-representation in physics a more integral part of our education and research programs.

5) To monitor the climate in the Department in order to re-evaluate and update our goals.

Committee Members

Yuri Chung

Undergraduate Student

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Emanuela Del Gado

Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor

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Leanne Doughty

Assistant Teaching Professor

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Amy Liu

Department Chair, Professor

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Daniel O’Brien

Graduate Student

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Peter Olmsted

Joseph Ives Chair in Physics

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Inclusion Feedback Form

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