UC Davis ADVANCE is an Institutional Transformation grant that began in September of 2012. The program is supported by the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE Program which aims to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. This website shares information about the program, related research, and efforts to promote and increase the diversity of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) faculty on the UC Davis campus and beyond.
The UC Davis faculty includes 22 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 13 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 24 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2 Pulitzer Prize winners, 3 MacArthur Fellows and 5 members of the Royal Society.
In addition UC Davis STEM faculty are recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and service. Learn about some recent award-winning scholars and their research.
The ADVANCE program is led by faculty and staff from across the UC Davis campus. The leadership consists of a core management team, Steering Committee, Initiative Committees, External Advisory Board, Internal Advisory Board, and External and Internal Evaluators.
Our on-campus leaders come from all four colleges at UC Davis – the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Letters and Science, the College of Biological Sciences, and the College of Engineering.
CAMPOS hosts a series of Cafecitos/Coffee Breaks throughout the academic year, for faculty to network and discuss topics relevant to promoting, and sustaining a diverse community of STEM faculty.
“Exploring the Relationship between Stereotype Threat and an Inclusive Environment”
This presentation should benefit educators, students and staff interested in deepening their understanding of the experiences of health professions students related to stereotype threat. Our research findings suggest that faculty and peers have a big impact (positive or negative) on the climate of inclusivity as experienced by underrepresented students. Through this presentation and discussion we will explore inter-relational best practices that foster inclusion and student success.
This lunch-and-learn will empower participants with the knowledge, skills and best practices needed to navigate the academic interview process from start to finish. They will learn skill-building answers to key questions: What does it take to make the “short list”? What are search-committees looking for? What skills are needed to make the in-person interview successful?
This symposium is presented to you by UC Davis ADVANCE. The ADVANCE Scholar Award Program is a prestigious award program and lecture series that encourages research leadership and outreach to underserved communities and/or mentorship of underrepresented students, and highlights and celebrates the contributions that women STEM faculty at the University of California, Davis have made to their respective fields.
Where: Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room
When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 2:30pm-5:00pm
CAMPOS Faculty Scholar, Rebecca Calisi-Rodriguez, was featured in the news recently for her ground-breaking research on using pigeons to monitor possible dangers to our health in the environment! Check it out:
The National Science Foundation began supporting ADVANCE initiatives in 2001, and has awarded over $130M in funding for a variety of programs. The most significant efforts seek to create permanent institutional transformation.
Professional disciplinary groups allow members to meet, engage, and share knowledge. This effort is particularly important to foster supportive, collaborative networks among scientists from under-represented groups.
We have compiled multiple publicly available databases of the published research related to NSF ADVANCE program efforts to increase diversity in STEM education and the STEM labor force. These include the literature on implicit bias, mentorship and other topics.
Balance is real challenge facing many faculty, particularly women with children. The perception (and reality) of the inflexibility and rigor of an academic career is one cause for the lack of diversity in STEM disciplines.