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We are happy to announce that the Midwest Retreat for Diversity in Chemistry

will be returning June 23-25th at Park University in Parkville, Missouri


MWRDC Group Photo 2022 \ Grinnell College

Mission Statement

The goal of the Midwest Retreat for Diversity in Chemistry is the retention of underrepresented groups in chemistry careers and their advancement into leadership roles.


We aim to teach graduate and post-doctoral chemists a positive and proactive approach to their careers. Specifically, the retreat will connect attendees to a close-knit network of colleagues and mentors, teach strategies for career success, and provide a toolkit for success in their chemistry career paths.

About the Retreat

In 2019 we organized the first ever Midwest Retreat for Diversity in Chemistry hosted at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. This year we will host our third annual retreat. This event was expanded from the Midwest Women Chemists Retreat (MWCR) held in 2017 and 2018 to include additional underrepresented groups in chemistry.

The retreat schedule is designed to enable participants to select sessions that most interest them and are most applicable to their career goals. As information becomes available the website will be updated with sign-up information, itinerary, booking, lodging and other updates. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for news updates as the retreat approaches.

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