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UC Davis ADVANCE
Institutional Transformation to Build and Sustain a Diverse Community of Innovative STEM Scholars

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. 

Institutional transformation that diversifies STEM faculties at UC Davis will have a significant, nationwide impact on these disciplines and the researchers who practice them. The UC Davis ADVANCE program is rooted in the premise that a multiplicity of perspectives derived from both gender and cultural diversity can increase STEM research innovation by seizing the advantages that a heterogeneous group of talented individuals can bring to problem-definition and problem-solving.

Our program capitalizes on the growing pool of culturally diverse STEM professors and doctoral degree recipients, whose experiences and perspectives enhance our ability to solve complex problems that cross disciplinary boundaries. To this end, the UC Davis ADVANCE program has a four-pronged approach to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers:

  1. Build a vibrant, welcoming and diverse STEM research community through establishment of the “Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science” (CAMPOS)
  2. Establish an institution-wide, inclusive STEM climate that values diversity
  3. Promote equitable career advancement among STEM faculty
  4. Understand barriers and catalysts for Latinas in STEM

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