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Why We Love Diversity

Diversity of experiences, skills and thought allows us to ask new scientific questions and solve both new and old questions.

The Gomes Lab is a Lab for Everyone

Bring your enthusiasm, hardworking ability and we will do the rest. Just be you.

Disclaimer: We don't have diversity of fun. Everyone has fun

Gomes Lab Summer 2018

2018 Summer Fun: Outdoor Party

We are passionate about inspiring others and accept anyone from any culture or background. Diversity in the lab is critical for solving the future scientific problems.

Dr. Gomes is highly committed to inclusion and diversity:

Everyone deserves respect and equal treatment regardless of age, cultural background, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. I strive to create a lab environment where everyone will feel safe, included, motivated and part of a family.

An important part of the lab is prioritizing mental health and wellness.  

Increasing Diversity in Science

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Two Interesting Benefits of Diversity in a Work Setting

A study found that the most innovative companies intentionally established diverse work teams (Kanter, 1983)

Ideas generated by ethnically diverse groups (composed of Blacks, Latinos, Whites, and Asians) generated ideas that were rated as being of higher quality than ideas generated by an ethnically homogenous group (McLeod, Lobel, and Cox, 1996)

Interesting Article on Intersectionality

Intersectionality is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups.”


2019 Summer Fun: Taco Wednesday

To help students achieve more, useful resources created specifically for students are:

The Book of Productivity and Happiness

Nutritional Wellness

Mental Wellness

Financial Wellness

The ultimate goal of the lab is to educate and inspire tomorrow's scholars

That is you, just look in the mirror scholar

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