Caltech's Statement of Mission-Based Values states: Our commitment to cultivate an environment in which all of our members can "thrive and realize their full potential, irrespective of individual backgrounds and circumstances" is unwavering. And, as reflected in decades of scholarly research, as well as our own institutional experience, our commitment is tied expressly to our belief in the compelling power of all forms of diversity to enhance and expand educational experiences and scientific insights that benefit all of our community members. Such diversity encourages individuals to question their own assumptions and appreciate the complex and increasingly diverse and modern world. It promotes dialogue and the "robust exchange of ideas," which in turn advances discovery, innovation, and advancement of knowledge and accomplishment—including with a more engaged and informed citizenry…In short, our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is but one manifestation of our commitment to institutional excellence. Diversity is essential to achieving and maintaining scientific excellence.
The Graduate Student Research Institute (GSRI) program supports this goal by helping incoming graduate students gain the necessary social and cultural capital to successfully navigate graduate school. GSRI provides programming on building effective networks, accessing campus resources and services, and developing critical interpersonal skills. Applicants will be asked to discuss how their lived experience has impacted their educational journey and how participation in GSRI will help them achieve their academic goals and contribute to Caltech's commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment.
2023 Summer Program:
- The GSRI 2023 dates are September 11-17
- The 2023 schedule
- For more information about this program, email email@example.com