Ortiz Research Group Diversity Website
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
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Professor Christine Ortiz : Selected Diversity Activities

2007-pres. MIT Diversity Initiative Committee Member; preliminary report here

2010 : Panelist and Participant, 2-Day Workshop, “Working Together: conversations about improving the college experience and academic success of underrepresented minority students.” (MIT, Cambridge, MA)

2010 : Invited Speaker, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), MIT and MIT Lincoln Laboratory Joint Workshop

2010 : Invited Speaker, NSF Engineering Directorate Minority Faculty Development Workshop “Engineering Faculty Success” (MIT, Cambridge, MA)

2010 : MIT Committee on Race and Diversity, Subcommittee on Mentoring

2009 : Invited Speaker/Panelist, Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Mentoring Workshop (Baltimore, MD)

2009 : Mentor and Invited Speaker; 3-Day “Future Faculty Workshop: Diverse Leaders of Tomorrow

2009 : Invited Speaker, MIT Office of the Dean for Graduate Education Power Lunch

2009 : MIT Graduate Student Council Diversity Subcommittee series “Rethinking Interactions,” “Personal Experiences in Academia: Evolution, Perspectives, and Prospectives.”

2008 : MIT Diversity Congress Planning Committee (Reporting to the President)

2008 : Mentor and Invited Speaker; MIT 3-Day “Future Faculty Workshop: Diverse Leaders of Tomorrow

2008 : Admissions and Invited Speaker for MITES (MIT Minority Introduction to Science and Engineering Summer Program)

2008 : Invited Participant; “Advancing and Empowering Scholars: Transforming the Landscape of the American Academy through Faculty Diversity,” symposium at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

2007 : Invited Speaker; "Achieving Diversity at the Departmental Level," MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering General Faculty Meeting

2007 : University of California, Santa Barbara invited presentation, "Diversity in Science and Engineering : A Roadmap To and Through Graduate School for Underrepresented Minorities (URMs)."

2007 : Banquet Speaker; CONVERGE (graduate preview weekend for underrepresented minority undergraduate students that provide a series of information sessions, workshops, and tours of the MIT campus)

2007 : National Science Foundation (NSF) / Department of Energy (DOE) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) Workshop panelist on Achieving Racial & Ethnic Equity in Chemistry (Arlington, VA)

2007 : SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) departmental graduate student recruitment.

2007 : MITES Admissions and Research Presentation (MIT Minority Introduction to Science and Engineering Summer Program)

2007 : MSRP (MIT Minority Summer Research Program) Summer Intern Supervisor

2007 : Campus Preview Weekend, Speaker at Reception for Underrepresented Minority Students and their Parents

2006 : SACNAS Research Presentation and departmental graduate student recruitment

2006 : MITES Research Presentation (MIT Minority Introduction to Science and Engineering Summer Program) and admissions

2006 : MSRP (MIT Minority Summer Research Program) Research Presentation

2006 : MIT Institute Review Committee: Martin Luther King Visiting Professors Program.

2006-2007 : Faculty Advisory Committee for the Office of Minority Education

2004-2005 : MIT Faculty Committee for the future of the Office of Minority Education

2003-2004 : MIT Institute Committee on the future of MITES (MIT Minority Introduction to Science and Engineering Summer Program) and Project Interphase (reporting to the Chancellor)

2005 : MSRP (MIT Minority Summer Research Program) Summer Intern Research Supervisor

2004 : MITES (MIT Minority Introduction to Science and Engineering Summer Program) Research Presentation and admissions

2003, 2005: "Facilitator" for a group of ~30 freshman leading a discussion of " Conversations on Race and Ethnicity "

2003 : MIT Office of Minority Education Welcome Luncheon Keynote Speaker for Incoming Minority Student and Families

2003 : MIT Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Annual Awards Banquet Keynote speaker

2000 : SACNAS Research Presentation

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