ADVANCEing STEM Faculty at UC Davis

Thursday, April 25, 2013: Hosted by UC Davis

For the past 20 years, the UC Davis Consortium for Women and Research (CWR) has showcased the work of top-ranking women scientists and explored the challenges facing women in STEM disciplines via the Distinguished Women in Science Lecture Series. This year, CWR was proud to partner with the UC Davis ADVANCE Program to present "ADVANCEing STEM Faculty at UC Davis.” The public symposium convened faculty, administrators, and students to discuss the national imperative for a diverse STEM faculty, the role the NSF ADVANCE Program plays in meeting that challenge, and the specific aims of the recently-established UC Davis ADVANCE Program led by Chancellor Linda Katehi.

Panel 1. "NSF ADVANCE: Goals, Impact and Future"

The History, Goals and Impact of NSF ADVANCE — Presentation by Abigail Stewart, Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, and Director of ADVANCE, University of Michigan (view PowerPoint)

The Investment NSF ADVANCE Has Made in UC — Presentation by Susan Carlson, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel, UC Office of the President. View Dr. Carlson's presentation (pdf)

Historically Underrepresented Minority Women in the Academy: An Essential Focus for NSF ADVANCE — Presentation by Ruth Zambrana, Professor of Women’s Studies, and Director of the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity, University of Maryland, College Park (view PowerPoint)

Panel 2. "ADVANCE Institutional Transformation at UC Davis"

The State of STEM Faculty at UC Davis — Presentation by Kimberlee Shaumann, Professor of Sociology, Co-PI and Faculty Direcor of ADVANCE, UC Davis (view PowerPoint)

The Importance of the Focus on Latinas — Presentation by Adela de la Torre, Professor of Chicana/o Studies and Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UC Davis (view PowerPoint)

UC Davis ADVANCE Goals and Primary Initiatives — Presentation by Maureen Stanton, Professor of Evolution and Ecology, and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, UC Davis (view PowerPoint)