Diversity, Inclusion and Access

The Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) Department formed a Diversity, Inclusion, and Access (DI&A) Committee in Fall 2019. The purpose of the committee is to develop ongoing campus and departmental initiatives to promote equality at Mines by fostering an environment where diverse groups are recognized and supported in an academic setting.

Get Involved

Interested in joining the DI&A initiative in the department and seeing your actions make a difference? 

Committee meetings are scheduled for the first Monday of every month.

CBE Comment Form

Use this form to share any suggestions, comments, feedback or concerns about your experience in the department.

Feedback can be provided anonymously.

Campus Resources Available To Students

Peruse the resources below to assist you on your journey at Mines. A healthy body and mind are just as important as a good GPA.

Mines Support Services

CARE at Mines
Crisis Assessment, Response and Education

Center for Academic Services an Advising 

Colorado Crisis Services
Immediately Connect to Someone for Support (1-844-493-TALK or text TALK to 38255).

Disability Support Services (DSS)
Assists in Providing Equal Access for Students with a Disability

Mines Counseling Center
Connect with Licensed and Experienced Professionals Available on Campus 

Raise Your Hand
ITS Assistance & Struggling to Stay Engaged or Facing Other Issues You can’t Seem to Surmount

Anonymously Report Sexual Violence, Discrimination, Research misconduct, Fraud, etc.

Title IX
Report Discriminatory Conduct, Harassment and Violence

Tips and Tools for Everything from Your Mental and Physical Health, to Friendships and Finding Balance

How has the department supported the DI&A initiative?

  • Released a student (UG and grad) climate survey to gauge student’s views on DI&A in the department in January 2021
  • Released a faculty climate survey to gauge faculty views on DI&A in the department in January 2021
  • Idalis Villanueva from the University of Florida gave a talk in January 2021 entitled “A multi- and mixed-method exploration of hidden curriculum and issues affecting women in science or engineering”
  • Increased the number of female speakers for the 2020-21 academic year for graduate colloquium as a part of our distinguished Shell Seminar Series
  • Invited DI&A Campus Committee representatives to give an overview of the initiative and invited students (UG and grad) from the department in September 2020
  • Conducted a self-assessment and service load survey in the department to gauge faculty views on DI&A in 2019

Check back regularly to see what we are up to.

Meet the Chemical & Biological Engineering DI&A Committee

Interim Committee Chair, Teaching Associate Professor
Justin Shaffer

Teaching Associate Professor
Cynthia Norrgran

Teaching Associate Professor
Michael Barankin

Assistant Professor
Diego Gómez-Gualdrón