A Message from the Director-January 27th, 2015
There are many positive changes taking place for ADVANCE at WSU in 2015. First, ADVANCE at WSU wants to sincerely thank our former Director, Professor Nancy Magnuson and her assistant Sandy Watson, for their many years of dedicated service promoting and supporting women faculty in STEM at Washington State University. The second change is one that Nancy was instrumental in overseeing. It was the transition of this department from an organization devoted solely to the recruitment and retention of women faculty in STEM disciplines at WSU (as funded by NSF ADVANCE) to its new mission which includes working to increase the numbers of under-represented minority faculty members in all disciplines at WSU. We are very excited by this new mandate from the Provost and Deans of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine.
We will continue our grant opportunities and programs including the External Mentor Program, PRO-NET, and the Transitions Grant programs. You are eligible to apply for these programs if you are a woman faculty member in a tenure-track position in a STEM discipline or an under-represented minority faculty member in any discipline at WSU. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This year we have a complete change in staffing. I have just come on board as Interim Director following Nancy Magnuson’s retirement. And in my new role, I am happy to welcome and introduce our new administrative assistant, Barbara Lyon. She’s learning the ropes from Sandy Watson, who will be sorely missed as she has fully transitioned to her role as Assistant to the Vice-President of Research.
Finally, we are closing out the last year of our NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (NSF 0810927). We will continue to pursue opportunities related to this funding and welcome any ideas or suggestions you may have! ADVANCE at WSU has established outstanding opportunities for women faculty in STEM disciplines and we look forward to offering these programs to our under-represented minority faculty starting this year.
With best wishes for an exciting and successful new year,
Dr. Laura Lavine
Interim Director, ADVANCE at WSU
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
Assistant Director of the Agricultural Research Center
Washington State University
Pullman WA 99164-6382
- Increase the percentage of women faculty in target science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and under-represented minority (URM) faculty in all disciplines.
- Support policies and practices to enhance recruitment, retention, and advancement of women and under-represented minority faculty.
- Foster a positive, inclusive work environment through programs and career-development opportunities that include support at critical work/life transition points for all faculty.
- 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.