Mentorship & Networking


UC Davis ADVANCE Scholar Award Program and Lecture Series
2017-2018 nominations due May 19, 2017

The UC Davis ADVANCE program will again sponsor the ADVANCE Scholar Award and lecture series to highlight and celebrate the contributions women STEM faculty at UC Davis have made to their fields through outstanding scholarship and mentorship. Please consider nominating a UC Davis colleague as an ADVANCE Scholar by providing the following:

  1. nomination letter indicating the contributions of the nominee to outstanding scholarship and mentorship
  2. an expanded cv of the nominee 

Two ADVANCE Scholars will be selected for 2017-2018; each will receive a small award, and will be asked to deliver a campus presentation in either Winter or Spring quarter on their research and mentorship activities. Each seminar will be widely advertised, with the intent of bringing together a multi-disciplinary audience of faculty, students and post-doctoral scholars, and will be followed by a reception.

Please feel free to update a nomination if you have previously submitted a nomination package.


2016-2017 ADVANCE Scholars Awarded: JoAnne Engebrecht, Annaliese Franz, and Sharon Strauss

The ADVANCE Scholar Award and lecture series highlights and celebrates the contributions women STEM faculty at UC Davis have made to their fields through outstanding scholarship and mentorship. The three ADVANCE Scholars have been be selected for 2016-17: 

  1. JoAnne Engebrecht, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
  2. Annaliese Franz, Associate Professor, Chemistry
  3. Sharon Strauss, Professor, Evolution and Ecology

The ADVANCE Scholars are presenting their research on November 9, 2016 and May 4, 2017 in the Student Community Center-Multi Purpose Room.


LAUNCH Committee Member Info

Thank you for serving as a LAUNCH committee member!

Serving on a LAUNCH Committee

LAUNCH committees provide support and guidance to new junior faculty as they begin their careers at UC Davis. The committees meet with the new faculty member from the time of hire until the end of the first academic year and aim to facilitate the early professional integration and development of the new faculty member. This program is modeled after similar and very successful efforts at Case Western Reserve University and The University of Michigan.


New Faculty Development Program
UC Davis Academic Affairs

Throughout the academic year, the Office of Academic Affairs sponsors a number of brown bags, workshops and other programs to assist new UC Davis faculty in their professional development.