Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Individual experiences drive discovery

At LASP,  we are committed to creating an environment that is respectful and inclusive. We believe this is fundamental to enabling peak creativity, innovation, and curiosity. Our unique individual experiences and points of view drive discovery. We strive to advance equity and inclusion and to educate the next generation of diverse leaders in space research.

LASP affinity groups

LASP currently has three affinity groups that have formed with the intent of finding connection, inspiration, and support around a shared interest or goal. These are open to all LASPians who wish to participate. Please contact communications@lasp.colorado.edu to be added to each mailing list.

Spectrum: An employee resource group for LGBTQ+ LASPians and allies that typically meets once a month for lunch.

LASP Women: A group to address the interests of professional women at LASP from undergraduates to late-career employees. This new group is still determining how often it will meet.

LASP ASD: A group for LASP employees who have, or whose family members have, symptoms or a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This group will meet one Friday or Saturday evening per month on Zoom and potentially meet in person depending on COVID conditions. The goal is to provide a sense of community within LASP for parents who are looking for a safe place to share their experiences with having a child with ASD symptoms or diagnosis as well as a place to share helpful information related to ASD. Partners and spouses are also welcome.

Header image: Galaxy Pride Flag by Laurie Raye.