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The Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts is strongly committed to supporting and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the university, our department, and the surrounding community. Recruiting and retaining a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty enriches educational experiences and creates a climate of respect supportive of success. Within our department, attention and sensitivity to diversity issues are fostered in course offerings, undergraduate programs, faculty, and graduate student research. 

The Department Climate Committee seeks to foster and advance diversity issues across different levels of the department, including undergraduate and graduate training, faculty and staff recruitment and retention, and professional development related to diversity for the entire department.

Department Climate Committee

Committee Members:
John Gibbons, Chair (Faculty) 
Colin McCarthy (Undergraduate)
Tyler Bechtel (Graduate)

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