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NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant


  • Career-development opportunities include an external mentor program that enables faculty to work closely with chosen experts in their fields. Learn more »

    Grants and other assistance are available to help faculty in STEM disciplines maintain excellent work by addressing specific needs arising from work/life transitions. Learn more »

    Workshops and seminars provide valuable training and insights for tenured and tenure-track faculty, emerging leaders, search committees, and administrators. Learn more »

    ADVANCE at WSU provides tools to proactively recruit qualified female faculty in target disciplines and to equip new hires for success through meaningful preparation and networking opportunities. Learn more »

    Funds are available for social science research to explore the policies, practices, and structures that affect gender diversity among faculty in STEM fields and to identify effective practices supporting retention and advancement for all WSU faculty. Learn more »

    ADVANCE at WSU assists in formation and support of policies, opportunities, and programs to accommodate many personal and life-event situations. Learn more »

    EXCELinSE Center coordinates ADVANCE at WSU programs and activities, monitors institutional progress, disseminates faculty-friendly policies and results and best practices to the broader academic community. Learn more »

    Goals of ADVANCE at WSU

    Increase the percentage of women faculty in target science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines

    ·Support policies and practices to enhance recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty

    ·Foster a positive, inclusive work environment through programs and career-development opportunities that include support at critical work/life transition points

    ·Engage the WSU community to further the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation goals

    The material on this site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. 0810927. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

    News & Faculty Highlights


    You're Invited!

    Distinguished Speaker:    Dr. Arthur N. Popper

    Professor of Biology and Senior Faculty Advisor for STEM at the University of Maryland

    Mentoring and Being Mentored: The Foundation of Academic Success

    Monday, March 31
    CUB Junior Ballroom
    2:30 PM

    Reception to Follow

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    NSF ADVANCE Program Workshop

    March 2-4, 2014

    Alexandria, VA

    Attending the ADVANCE Program Workshop on behalf of ADVANCE at WSU are:

    • Dr. Candis Claiborn, ADVANCE PI and Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture
    • Dr. Amy Wharton, Director of the College of Arts and Sciences at WSU Vancouver and ADVANCE Research Coordinator
    • Dr. Jill McCluskey, Professor, School of Economic Sciences, recipient of ADVANCE Social Science Research funds and awarded a PAID grant through NSF

    Jill and Amy are presenting at the workshop. Jill is speaking on "Solving the Two Body Problem: An Evaluation of University Partner Accommodation Policies" and Amy is speaking on the question “Are Chair-Focused and Department-Level Projects Achieving ADVANCE IT Goals?”

    This workshop brings together nearly 300 participants from 128 colleges, universities and other STEM-heavy organizations for three days of seminars on a variety of topics relating to women in STEM and institutional diversity.

    Don't Miss This

    Save the Date!

    Gioia De Cari in

    Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze

    Wednesday, April 16 7:00 PM

    R.R. Jones Theatre, Pullman WA

    Reserve your seat here!

    Limited seating available.

    Nonbinary algorithms and sexism collide in Truth Values: One Girl's Romp Through M.I.T.'s Male Math Maze, a painfully funny show about one woman’s struggle to navigate the elite boys club of higher mathematics. In 2005, Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard University, suggested that women are less represented than men in the sciences because of innate gender differences. Truth Values is one woman's brilliant—and entertaining—response. Writer/performer and “recovering mathematician” Gioia De Cari brings to life more than 30 characters in a true-life tale that offers a humorous, scathing, insightful, and ultimately uplifting look at the challenges of being a professional woman in a male-dominated field. Truth Values won an Overall Excellence Award for Best Solo Show at the New York International Fringe Festival.

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