“A diverse workforce, with a variety of perspectives and experiences, working in an inclusive environment where all voices are heard and contributions are valued, will unlock new scientific and technological frontiers to positively impact our community, nation and world.” – Argonne Director Paul Kearns
The future success of Argonne depends on our ability to recruit and train a diverse workforce. The Photon Sciences Division (PSC) and its user community represent a wide spectrum of ages, races, abilities, gender identities, national origins, religions and experiences. It is the combination of all of those backgrounds, plus our different research disciplines, levels of education and academic affiliations, that help make this a collaborative and innovative division to work in.
The laboratory’s core values of Impact, Safety, Integrity, Respect and Teamwork are the foundation for this community. It is up to all of us to build on those core values to create an equitable and inclusive culture. Argonne is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for all employees, and the laboratory has launched an action plan to address systemic issues of inequality.
Each of us can help to ensure that all PSC employees and users have the opportunity to work in an equitable and inclusive culture, and to advance to the fullest extent of their skills and abilities.
The PSC DE&I council is composed of representatives from all four PSC divisions and reports to the Lab Director's Council. Our mission, vision and FY2021 Goals can be found here #TeamWorkMakesTheBeamWork.
|What is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion?|
Diversity and inclusion are two halves of the whole; equity is the glue that holds them together.
In order to achieve our goals of providing an inclusive and equitable workplace, we need to do everything we can to identify and eliminate unfair biases, stereotypes or barriers that may limit the full potential of our diverse community.
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PSC DEI Quarterly E-News:
Allyship Success in Research and Development (10-12PM on Nov 10th, 2021):
Cross-Council Collaborative Learning Club:
Implicit bias workshop (Aug-Sep 2020):
July 7th, 2020: Fighting Racism in the Workplace: What You Can Do?
June 25th, 2020 - PSC: Conversation on Systemic Racism
June 10th, 2020 - A Strike For Black Lives: