Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

President Eric D. Isaacs is committed to making Carnegie a welcoming, supportive, inspiring environment for everyone who shares our mission and our commitment to excellence. He has called for every member of the Carnegie community to hold ourselves and each other accountable for creating a workplace that actively opposes racism, discrimination, and harassment. In addition to advancing our core institutional values of discovery, independence, and service to humanity, President Isaacs' pledge to advance diversity and inclusion comprises a number of initiatives including: 

DEI Committee:

An institution-wide committee was convented to develop a three-year roadmap for training and mentoring standards and programs and will also provide advice and oversight for all diversity and inclusion efforts. They recently reported their recommendations to President Isaacs, who will evaluate them and undertake their implementation. We will continue to report initiatives related to this process here as they roll out. 

Eugenics Statement:

President Isaacs made a formal statement detailing and apologizing for Carnegie's involvement in psuedoscientific eugenics research, which was used to justify racist and ableist policies in the first half of the 20th century. You can read it here

Diversity Training:

Carnegie is working to provide ongoing diversity training to all staff, with a focus on unconscious bias, cultural awareness, inclusiveness, and workplace ethics.

Recruitment:

Carnegie is developing resources and educational programs for all job searches to ensure that our recruitment efforts reflect our commitment to diversity and inclusion, including training for all search committees and all managers who oversee recruiting. Our goal is to ensure that all Carnegie recruiting and hiring, at every level, is open and unbiased and includes thoughtful, active outreach to Black and other underrepresented minority applicants.

Community Outreach:

Carnegie is expanding and strengthening our outreach to Black communities, both to share our work and to inspire new, diverse generations of young scientists. We have built a strong foundation with the Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE) and BioEYES, which have provided training and education to tens of thousands of Black students and their teachers.