Asian Pacific American (APA) ERG


Lead: Rupinder Grewal (Vice President for Research)
Community Outreach Coordinator: Eugenia Beh (Libraries)

Our Mission:

The mission of the MIT Asian Pacific American Employee Resource Group is to foster networking, professional development, mentoring, and leadership opportunities with a focus on the recruitment, retention, learning, and advancement of Asian Pacific Americans at MIT.


  • Embrace a culture of inclusion and build awareness and appreciation for diversity
  • Facilitate networking and career development opportunities by connecting members with similar professional and personal interests
  • Facilitate informal mentoring opportunities by providing guidance, advice, and training as well as sharing the exciting work being done throughout MIT
  • Sponsor professional and personal development workshops, seminars, and lectures featuring distinguished speakers
  • Ensure that information about events of interest and members’ achievements is effectively distributed throughout MIT
  • Foster awareness of Asian Pacific American issues



Past Events

Asian American Visibility and Intersectionality at MIT

Professors Lily Tsai, Emma Teng, and Craig Wilder talk about political triangulation, the ‘model minority’ myth, and the role of the institutions in historic racial tension.

Arup K. Chakraborty in conversation with the APA ERG

The chemical engineering professor discusses his new book Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity and his own Asian American identity.

Upcoming Events from APA