Carnegie Mellon University

Diversity-Related Student Organizations & Programs

Constructive Interference: Women and Minorities in Physics

Started in 2016, we are a group within the CMU Department of Physics dedicated to supporting women and minorities, providing opportunities for connection and discussion, and advocating for inclusive practices.

Contact: Diana Parno

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.

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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.

Coordinator: Ivan Cao-Berg
Advisor: Maggie Braun, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs