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Women in Chemistry

The goal of the Caltech Women in Chemistry group is to support the careers of women in chemistry and related sciences.




Like our sister organization Women in Biology and Biological Engineering, we use an inclusive definition of "woman" and "female." We welcome trans women, genderqueer women and non-binary people. Additionally, we recognize that womens* experiences in science are intersectional, meaning that they are influenced by other aspects of our identity like race, socio-economic background and sexuality. By doing so, we hope to better support our department and community members.


The group was founded in 2012 by Kelly Kim, Shannon Stone, and Helen Yu and is endowed by Barbara Burger.

Anyone interested in joining the WiC board or helping coordinate one of our events feel free to contact us by reaching out to any of the current board members or emailing us here.

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