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Newsletters: May 2019

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Congratulations Class of 2019!

The Center for STEM Diversity would like to congratulate our seniors on their upcoming graduation. It has been a pleasure to get to know all of you and champion your accomplishments over the years!

Greg Berumen - Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Jacqueline Cabral - Community Health
Haiting Chan - Computer Engineering
Donna Chen - Computer Science
Mario Delgado - Physics
Hernán Gallegos - Mechanical Engineering
Kevin Lopez-Gomez - Mechanical Engineering
Martin Majkut - Mechanical Engineering
Zack Nassar - Biomedical Engineering
Alexa Ornstein - Biology and Environmental Studies
Erick Orozco - Physics
Khalil Payton - Engineering
Melanie Ramirez - Community Health
Emily Ki Wan Sim - Computer Science

To all students: Good luck on finals and have a wonderful summer. We'll see you in fall 2019!

Tufts Senior Ceremonies

Center for STEM Diversity Graduation Ceremony
Wednesday, May 1 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room

FIRST Resource Center Graduation Ceremony
Friday, May 3 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Interfaith Center

Latinx Center Stole Ceremony
Friday, May 10 from 7 - 9 p.m. in Alumnae Lounge

Women's Center Senior Send-Off Luncheon
Tuesday, May 14 from 12 - 1:15 p.m. in the Women’s Center

Lavender Graduation Ceremony
Tuesday, May 14 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room

Black Stole Ceremony
Friday, May 17 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Distler Hall

Tufts Summer Session Registration Now Open

Online registration for the First and Second Summer Sessions is open now! If you already know which courses you would like to take, you can register here in SIS.

STS Keynote Lecture

Friday, May 3 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in Tisch 304
The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) department is pleased to announce their 2019 Keynote Lecture: A Racial Classification for Medical Genetics featuring speaker Quayshawn Spencer, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. A reception will follow, and all are welcome! Please RSVP to


Seniors to Alumni:

Graduation is rapidly approaching and we want to make sure to keep in touch - register for the Tufts Alumni Online Community. Click here to sign up and follow the instructions to activate your alumni email and set up email forwarding.



Seniors Melanie Ramirez and Jacqueline Cabral accepting the 2019 Presidential Award for Civic Life on Thursday, April 18


BEST scholars Chris Camacho (E20), Korri Lampedusa (E21), Jesus Garcia (E20), and Jared Jaramillo (E21) at the MIT Sloan Product Hackathon at Google Cambridge (where their app idea won third place!) on Friday, April 26

STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors Hernán Gallegos (E19) and Plearn Aroonchote (A21) presenting to a Somerville High School physics class on Friday, April 26



CSD is on Insta - See more candids on campus and student spotlights outside of our monthly newsletter! Tag us and use our hashtag #TuftsCSD to share your photos with us!


Director: Ellise LaMotte, PhD
Program Administrator: Campbell Halligan
Program Coordinator: Courtney Russo

For questions about the Center for STEM Diversity, please send an email to

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