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Art Campaign to Rename Buildings

Update January 2021

Caltech has committed to removing the names of six eugenicists from campus buildings! While WiBBE welcomes this development and appreciates the swift removal of the Millikan bust, we encourage the administration to follow up on their decision and remove names from buildings as quickly as possible. WiBBE will continue its art campaign in the meantime.

Our Mission

The Caltech Women in Biology and Biological Engineering group (WiBBE) is a supportive community of women within the division that seeks to connect members across all stages in career and walks of life with resources for personal and professional growth. We achieve this by promoting professional development, mentorship, gender-related issue advocacy, and networking.

We use an inclusive definition of "woman" and "female" and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women and non-binary people. We believe in supporting the many intersections of our members' identities, such as (but not limited to) race, sexual orientation, gender expression, socioeconomic class, and immigrant/indigenous status.

We also host regular social events, to which all members of the Caltech community are invited!

Upcoming Events

February 11, 2021 at 4PM PST - WiBBE's Chinese New Year celebration! Join Dr. Wen Chen on Zoom for a presentation and discussion of traditional Chinese attire and customs.