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.

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

Minority Association of Pre-health Students (MAPS)

MAPS 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 (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

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