Press Release: UC Davis Awarded NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant
Chancellor-led center aims to boost women's numbers in STEM academia

Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi will lead a new project aimed at increasing the participation of women, especially Latinas, in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.

The project is funded by a grant of $3.725 million over five years from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program.

Katehi’s seven co-investigators include Adela de la Torre, interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs, and Maureen Stanton, vice provost for Academic Affairs. De La Torre is a professor of Chicana/o studies, and Stanton is a professor of evolution and ecology.

The other co-investigators: Professor Yvette Flores, Chicana/o studies; Professor Laura Grindstaff, sociology; Professor Susan Rivera, psychology; Professor Ray Rodriguez, molecular and cellular biology; Associate Professor Kim Shauman sociology.

“The UC Davis ADVANCE program is rooted in the premise that multiple perspectives from both gender and cultural diversity can increase UC Davis’ contributions to STEM research,” Katehi said.