Mentorship & Networking Initiative Event

ADVANCE Scholar Award Symposium

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

“Designing New Catalysts and Methods on the Path to Discovery for Medicines and Biofuels,” Annaliese Franz, Associate Professor, Chemistry

“Combining Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Learn about Natural Communities and Biodiversity,” Sharon Strauss, Professor, Evolution and Ecology

 Annaliese Franz is an Associate Professor in the Chemistry Department. Her research program is focused on synthesis of bioactive molecules, catalysis, and sustainable biofuels from microalgae coupled with wastewater remediation. She has received several awards, including a prestigious NSF CAREER award, the American Chemical Society WCC Rising Star Award, and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Consortium for Women & Research at UC Davis. She is an author of 42 papers and one book chapter.  She has served as a research adviser/mentor for a total of 21 PhD students, 38 undergraduate student researchers, and 6 high school scholars. Dr. Franz is passionate about education and mentoring students in many programs on campus. 

 Sharon Strauss is an evolutionary ecologist who has been on the faculty at UC Davis for over 20 years. She studies how evolutionary history shapes the traits and ecology of species. Her goals are to use ecological and evolutionary processes to understand mechanisms that allow species to coexist in complex and diverse assemblages in nature, and to also understand how evolutionary processes of adaptation and speciation influence species’ niches. 

Register by November 4, 2016:

Audience: Faculty Members, Staff, Postdoctoral Scholars, Graduate and Undergraduate Students