Student EDI committee
The Education EDI committee established itself in 2019 and is comprised of Research Postgraduates discussing initiatives regarding EDI within the SSCP DTP. The committee meets on a monthly basis.
If you’re interested in joining please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
The current committee is comprised of the following people. Feel free to contact them about EDI issues within the DTP.
Student EDI Committee
I’m a PhD student at the department of Earth Science and Engineering. I'm dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM, with a special focus on women from diverse cultural backgrounds. This is crucial as diverse voices bring unique perspectives and solutions to the field. We need this diversity to address the complex climate and societal challenges in our present and near future. EDI in STEM isn't just a goal; it's a necessity for innovation and progress. Let's ensure that every person has the opportunity to thrive in our scientific community and in our society, because when we all thrive, we unleash our shared potential.
I’m a first year PhD student in Life Sciences and a member of the SSCP DTP (Cohort 9). I’m excited to work with the EDI committee to help ensure that the DTP, the Grantham Institute, and the College more broadly, are as inclusive as possible. Diversity in all its wonderful forms is incredibly important to science; without it we will be unable to tackle the urgent issues facing society and the environment.
I am a first year PhD in the department of mathematics and part of the SSCP DTP in cohort 9. I am passionate about creating an equal, diverse and inclusive space for all to thrive, and believe that here at imperial we should constantly review and improve our approach. I am excited to be joining the current student EDI committee and am eager to continue to create a positive environment for people and research here at imperial, as well as help the committee achieve its objectives.
I'm a PhD student in the department of chemical engineering focusing on thermophysical properties of sustainable liquid fuels. As a woman in STEM, equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are pivotal for my success and contribution. EDI ensures fair opportunities, eliminates biases, and fosters an environment where my unique perspective is valued. It's about representation, innovation, and creating supportive spaces where we can thrive and contribute effectively. This pursuit is very important to myself as through EDI, less represented groups gain equal access to resources, mentorship, and opportunities, enabling us to excel in STEM
Neel Le Penru
I am grateful to have contributed to the SSCP DTP’s Education EDI committee since shortly after commencing my PhD in ecoacoustics (the analysis of natural soundscapes) in late 2021. I believe equity and diversity in academia are vital in order to deliver just, innovative and necessary change in response to the climate and environmental crises.
I am a PhD student in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering. Throughout my time as an undergraduate and postgraduate student I have taught and mentored students from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. These experiences have allowed me to understand the importance of providing less advantaged students with the materials and opportunities to succeed. I joined the committee so that I can help drive progress forward to make the science community a more equal, diverse, and inclusive space.
I am a PhD student in the Department of Physics working on retrieving the properties of cirrus clouds from satellite observations in support of the ESA FORUM mission. Within the EDI committee, I’m in charge of maintaining our Wellbeing Resources which involves clear signposting to the available support for all members of Grantham. I believe that research and EDI go hand in hand bringing more minds to collaborate on ever growing areas of study. Providing opportunities and enabling an inclusive environment is fundamental to not only the science, but all the people involved.
I am a Physics PhD student working on identifying methane sources through atmospheric measurements of radiocarbon. Diversity, to me, means ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the scientific community, with their voices heard and their experiences valued. I am excited to be a part of the EDI committee, where I aim to contribute to establishing an inclusive environment, where everyone's experiences are valued.