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Gender and Diversity

The AICES Sub-Committee on Gender and Diversity works to implement measures aimed at achieving diversity and gender equality in the AICES community. The committee coordinates its activities with the university's Equal Opportunities Office and the Integration Team–Human Resources, Gender and Diversity Management . The members of the committee are:

Marek Behr

Prof. Marek Behr, Ph.D.

Role
Scientific Director, Faculty
Institute
Department
Nicole Faber

Dr. Nicole Faber

Role
Managing Director
Institute
Georg May

Prof. Georg May, Ph.D.

Role
Co-Chair
Junior Research Group Leader
Institute
Department
Karen Veroy-Grepl

Prof. Karen Veroy-Grepl, Ph.D.

Role
Co-Chair
Junior Research Group Leader
Institute
Department

Zhenying Zhang

Zhenying Zhang, M.Sc.


AICES Fellow
Lorenzo Zanon

Lorenzo Zanon, M.Sc.


AICES Fellow

It has been noted that one of the obstacles faced by women and minorities in academia is the lack of mentoring.  Guidance beyond research apprenticeship plays an especially important role for underrepresented groups who have few role models to begin with.  To address this issue,  the committee has established a voluntary mentoring program.  The committee solicits volunteers among the principal investigators to act as mentors. Mentors are professors or senior staff who have expressed willingness to coach the doctoral students on a variety of topics—from career plans to job applications. The program is intended to provide any student who seeks it the opportunity to have a trusted ally who can guide and facilitate their growth and development throughout (and even beyond) their graduate studies. The mentorship program is informal by design, and is intended to supplement the mentorship activities of the students' research advisors and the more formal programs of the university.

The following professors and senior staff have agreed to serve as mentors, and students are highly encouraged to simply approach any of them.