Diversity-Related Organizations -Mellon College of Science - Carnegie Mellon University

Diversity-Related Organizations

Women in Science

Women in Science brings together women students and faculty a few times each year to help students explore the many possible paths open to them in science and to encourage faculty and students to share experiences with one another.

Advisors:
Karen Stump, Teaching Professor, Chemistry
Carrie Doonan, Associate Teaching Professor, Biological Sciences

Minority Association of Pre-health Students

MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-health Students) was founded to enable interested students to pursue activities and service projects that support minority students who are pursuing degrees in medicine, dentistry and other pre-health professions.

Student leader: Heather Bernard, MAPS President, 2009–2010
Advisor: Amy Burkert, Assistant Dean for Health Professions Program and Educational Initiatives

COMPASS

COMPASS (COaching Minority Progress and Academic Success in Science) is a peer mentoring organization to benefit first-year students in the Mellon College of Science. The ultimate goals of COMPASS are:

  • To promote connections and relationships with peers, mentors, and faculty/advisors to enhance academic, personal and professional development and success at Carnegie Mellon and beyond, and
  • To maintain and increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing scientific, mathematical, and medical fields.

Student Leaders:   
Ashlie Prioleau, Co-Leader, 2009–2010
Kamal Ibrahim, Co-Leader, 2009–2010
Katie Griswold, Events Chair, 2009–2010

Advisors:    
Rea Freeland, Associate Dean for Special Projects
Eric Grotzinger, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
Ty Walton, Director, Carnegie Mellon Advising Resource Center