Gender and Racial Justice Scholars Award (Hall-Thomsen, Jones, and Wang)

July 2, 2021
While the 19th Amendment barred states from denying voting rights based on sex, it failed to address the broad disenfranchisement of large numbers of Americans-most notably Black Americans. The Gender and Racial Justice Scholars Awards awards will support student research studying structural inequalities related to gender and race to help us understand our history and promote democracy, inclusion, and empowerment.The awards provide $5,000 per individual or team project with a one-year duration. Awardees will participate in three research roundtables, and produce a poster for presentation at the March 2022 Gender and Racial Justice Scholars Research Colloquium.
We congratulate Helena Hall-Thomsen, Callie Jones, and Margaret Wang for being recipients of this award. Here is their contribution.

The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of BIPOC, Women, and LGBTQ+ People in ChemBE

The JHU department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering owes many of its international prestige and contributions to various fields of scientific research to the many BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other minorities that have made up its extensive history. Using alumni and faculty testimony, past population statistics, and demographical research in Baltimore and beyond, this project will illuminate the efforts of these esteemed individuals, as well as their roles in the ever-changing history of ChemBE. In building a database whereby one can explore the history of diversity within this major, we hope to provide a reflection of the leaps and bounds that the department has made since its establishment, as well as retrospective insight into future trends of the ChemBE population.

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