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Organization for Cultural Diversity in Chemistry

Public Profile

About This Organization

Abbreviation(s):
OCDC
Purpose:
The Organization for Cultural Diversity in Chemistry (OCDC) was established in the spring of 2014 at Texas A&M University. The organization, which consists of graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdocs of all races and nationalities, values diversity of thought, background, ethnicity, and perspective and seeks to create and maintain a healthy department climate and promote diversity in chemistry and other sciences. OCDC provides a professional and social forum for chemistry students where all feel welcome to grow as scientists and members of the international academic community. The organization offers the opportunity for students to learn about other cultures, and for students from all over the world to feel comfortable within the Texas A&M community. These goals will be met through hosting inclusive community and fundraising events, volunteering in the local community to exhibit the fascinating and inspiring world of chemistry, and hosting visiting professors to speak about their latest research as well as the challenges they faced in becoming a professional chemist.
Year Founded:
2014
Membership Dues:
No dues
Admits Members:
All year
Meeting Locations:
Department of Chemistry

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
OCDC@TAMU
Public Contact E-mail Address:
ocdc@chem.tamu.edu
Public Contact Phone Number:
979-450-2568

Group Contact Information

Organization Web Site:
http://ocdc.tamu.edu/
Organization E-mail Address:
ocdc@chem.tamu.edu

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
College of Science
Non-Academic Department:
None

Membership

Approximate membership of the organization:
31-50
Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Application Only

Events

Community Service Projects:
Three or more times per semester
Fundraising Events:
Once per semester
Speakers/Lectures:
Three or more times per semester
On-Campus Social Events:
Three or more times per semester
Off-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Never
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
Never
New Member Orientation/Training:
Never
Events with Alcohol:
Never
In-State Travel:
Never
Domestic US Travel:
Never
International Travel:
Never