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The fundamental goal of the local chapters is to build local communities of graduate students that represent our core values of inclusion, equality, and diversity. ADSE chapters maintain a thriving community of active members who organize diversity lecture series and lead effective, targeted outreach programs in their local communities.

Graduate students from any branch of science and engineering may seek membership without regards to disability, race, gender, or sexual orientation/identity. There are a few ways that you can join our community of STEM professionals:
  1. Join one of the existing local chapters

  2. Start a local chapter at your institution. Download instructions and application

  3. Join as an individual member. Start an application here


As a national non-profit organization, ADSE provides its members with a wide suite of benefits, including:

  • Access to ADSE's social media network, including Facebook and LinkedIn, for professional connections

  • Access to exclusive networking opportunities with world renowned scientists and other ADSE members

  • Exclusive leadership opportunities at the regional and national level and direct participation in ADSE's governance

  • Invitations to national ADSE symposia, speaker tours, and professional development events

  • Access to internship opportunities at supporting institutions and companies

Start a chapter at your institution. 
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