The Department of Atmospheric Sciences strives for an equitable, inclusive and welcoming departmental culture that values and honors diverse experiences and perspectives, that fosters the constructive expression of ideas, and that promotes intellectual curiosity, creativity, and respect. Equity and inclusivity can only flourish and reach full potential with continued effort and accountability, nourished by a collective sense of responsibility and mission on the part of the entire community. We are committed to the continued development of our diverse and collegial community of people, ideas, and approaches, which will strengthen our missions of research, education, and public outreach.
Our efforts are embedded in work being done at the University and college level. We as a department endorse the University of Washington’s commitment to diversity and the College of the Environment’s diversity statement. The department collectively recognizes its own diversity shortcomings and is actively engaged in promoting a more inclusive and welcoming environment.