NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT


NSE is committed to growing and sustaining a diverse community so that all members of our Department feel safe, welcome, and thrive.

Feedback and dialogue from Department forums over the past two years has helped to guide and develop our ongoing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives in NSE.

The entire Department pulled together to develop holistic DEI Plan (PDF), which outlines a strategic path forward to help NSE continue to attract and retain the best students, staff, and faculty from around the country and the world, thus enriching our discipline and our community.  The goal of the DEI Plan is to sustain and build a diverse and welcoming community in NSE so that all members of the department thrive.

The NSE Community Equity Officer, Professor Anne White, will work closely with Associate Department Head, Emilio Baglietto to coordinate the Department effort to expand existing programs and establish new initiatives. The standing NSE DEI Committee will advise the Department, and the Department is committed to map and track objectives and goals for the Department.

Our mission is to help develop the next generation of technical leaders of the global nuclear enterprise and to provide technical leadership in energy and non-energy applications of nuclear technology. A diverse and welcoming community is integral to our success in accomplishing our mission, as we seek to find technical solutions to global challenges and to improve the lives of people of every race, ethnicity, gender, and income level. Together, we need to recognize and work to eliminate the barriers that exclude potential students and future leaders in our field.

NSE DEI Committee (NSE DEIC) 2020–2021

  • Anne White, CEO / Head of DEI Committee
  • Rachel Bielajew, Graduate Student, ANS DEI Officer
  • Jacopo Buongiorno, Professor, UG Program Chair, Director CANES, Director, S&T NRL
  • Carolyn Carrington, CANES Center Administrator
  • Valerie Censabella, NSE Human Resources Administrator
  • Zoe Fisher, Undergraduate Student
  • Jack Hare, Assistant Professor

Chaired by NSE Community Equity Officer, Prof. Emilio Baglietto, the DEIC includes representation from faculty, staff, students and research scientists. DEIC updates will be communicated regularly by the department head and the DEIC will communicate with the community as part of annual NSE DEI town halls

Contact the NSE DEIC directly at nse-dei-contact@mit.edu

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