Carnegie Mellon University

Diversity-Related Student Organizations and Programs

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.



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.

Advisor: Gizelle Sherwood, Associate Teaching Professor, Chemistry
Advisor: Maggie Braun, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs