UC Davis ADVANCE conducts three integrated empirical studies that
aim to improve our understanding of the barriers that impede, and
specific institutional structures, cultural factors, resources
and processes that facilitate the inclusion and success of
women and Latinas in academic STEM careers.
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.