Graduate Coalition for Disability and Chronic Illness (GCDI)
GCDI (founded 2020) seeks to fill this gap by providing community and advocating for graduate students in the biosciences with disabilities and/or chronic illness.
Contact Bgoolsby [at] stanford.edu () & astarr97 [at] stanford.edu for more information.
Science Bus is an after-school program to inspire enthusiasm about science and provide mentorship from scientists. We teach hands-on experiments to students in grades 2-5 at East Palo Alto Charter School (EPACS).
Contact shaykeda [at] stanford.edu () or adityam2 [at] stanford.edu for more information.
Scientists Speak Up
The mission of Scientists Speak up is to train students to effectively communicate and advocate around controversial scientific topics (i.e., vaccination, climate change). We offer communication workshops, community discussions, and meetings, where we network with scientists and science advocates from various disciplines and cooperate to make a collective impact. Website Link: https://linktr.ee/scispeakup
Parents in Academia
Parents in Academia aims to foster community and resource sharing among students and postdocs with children. We host near-monthly events (with food!) discussing difficult topics like finding affordable childcare, balancing academic and parental duties, and confronting maternal wall bias. We have compiled resources which are posted on the SURPAS website and Student Parent Alliance website. We collaborate with GLO to integrate our programming permanently into the university framework, SURPAS family committee to reach postdoc families, and with Student Parent Alliance to advocate for unmet student parent needs. Please subscribe to our announcements here or contact Lindsey Meservey at lmm5 [at] stanford.edu if you are willing to help with events or student parent advocacy!