Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science and Technology A National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center

Diversity Outreach Committee

A number of CELEST programs are targeted at increasing opportunities for groups underrepresented in science to participate in its innovative curriculum and research initiatives including graduate fellowships, summer internships for faculty from minority-serving institutions, a ten-week summer program for undergraduates from underrepresented groups to work in CELEST faculty labs, and a summer workshop to introduce undergraduates to the interplay of modeling and experimental techniques in cognitive neuroscience.

The Diversity Outreach Committee consults with the CELEST Board, making suggestions and assisting recruitment for all of CELEST’s efforts to build a center whose membership reflects our larger society and whose outputs benefit all.


  • George Alvarez
    George AlvarezHarvard UniversityCELEST Governing Board
    Assistant Professor of Psychology
    Co-Director, Vision Science Laboratory
  • Ralph Etienne-Cummings
    Ralph Etienne-CummingsJohns Hopkins UniversityProfessor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Director, Computational Sensory-Motor Systems Lab
  • Ramon E. Lopez
    Ramon E. LopezUniversity of Texas, ArlingtonProfessor of Physics and Space Sciences
    Fellow, American Physical Society
    Co-Director for Diversity, Boston University Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM), an NSF Science and Technology Center
    Nicholson Medal for Humanitarian Service, 2002