UW ECE professor Eve Riskin has been the associate dean of diversity and access in the UW College of Engineering for the past six years. She recently received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM), which represents the highest national honor bestowed by the U.S. government upon mentors who work to expand STEM talent.
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- Sep 2020 | UW Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Eve Riskin receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
- Aug 2020 | PAESMEM
Dr. Eve Riskin, UW ADVANCE Faculty Director, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Associate Dean of Diversity and Access in the College of Engineering, has been awarded one of only fifteen prestigious 2019 PAESMEM Awards (Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring). The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with the National Science Foundation (NSF), has named 12 individuals and 3 organizations as recipients. PAESMEM recognizes outstanding efforts of mentors in encouraging the next generation of innovators and developing a science and engineering workforce that reflects the diverse talent of America.
- Jul 2020 | Politico
Joyce Yen, Sapna Cheryan, and Lindsey Muszkiewicz contribute to #17 in Politico Magazine’s How to Redesign the World
UW ADVANCE Director Joyce Yen, UW Professor Sapna Cheryan, and UW undergraduate Lindsey Muszkiewicz discuss how coronavirus pandemic is a change to reimagine accessible learning with the benefit of remote learning.
- Mar 2020 | Laboratory Equipment
UW ADVANCE Director Joyce Yen is featured in Laboratory Equipment’s monthly Women in Science feature. She answers questions about boosting diversity in STEM fields and improving the evaluation process for an astronomy fellowship competition.
- Mar 2020 | The Murray State News
In this Murray State News article, Professor Maeve McCarty, the director of Murray State’s ADVANCE program, describes the importance of UW ADVANCE Faculty Director Eve Riskin’s “When to Say Yes and How to Say No” workshop at Murray State University.
- Mar 2020 | WKMS
UW ADVANCE Faculty Director Eve Riskin Offers Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities Female STEM Faculty Face
This WKMS NPR article highlights UW ADVANCE Faculty Director Eve Riskin trip to Murray State University to offer a workshop that addressed challenges faced by female faculty in STEM.
- Dec 2019 | Nature Astronomy
Nature Astronomy publishes comment piece on addressing bias in evaluation by UW ADVANCE Director Joyce Yen
In this comment piece, Dr. Joyce Yen describes a case study in which she worked with the Heising Simons Foundation to reduce bias in a postdoctoral fellowship program’s evaluation process. The article discusses six changes to the in-person review process and argues for moving from good intentions to truly inclusive processes to advance diversity in STEM.
- Nov 2019 | PLOS Channels and Collections Blog
UW ADVANCE Director Joyce Yen share strategies for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM
In this blog post, Dr. Joyce Yen encourages each of us to ask ourselves “Where can I influence DEI [diversity, equity, and inclusion] in STEM.” She argues that advancing DEI is a leadership issue both on a personal and structural level. She offers four strategies everyone can take to be active supporters and advocates of DEI in STEM.
- Jun 2019 | Science Philanthropy Alliance
UW ADVANCE Director Joyce Yen helps improve selection process for Heising-Simons Foundation's 51 Pegasi b fellowship program
At a members meeting for members of the Science Philanthropy Alliance, Joyce Yen shared research on the consequences of bias and effective ways to address it. The Heising-Simons Foundation discussed how to restructure it's fellowship program, using these insights, to become more inclusive and equitable.
- Jun 2017 | WEPAN News
Dr. Joyce Yen was awarded the 2017 Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Inclusive and Equity Award for her work in promoting positive change to the climate and culture for women in engineering. WEPAN Awards honor key individuals, programs, and organizations for accomplishments that demonstrate extraordinary service, significant achievement, model programs, and exemplary work environments that promote a culture of inclusion and the success of women in engineering.
- Jun 2017 | Crosscut
UW STEM professors Emily Levesque and Jessica Lundquist share their experiences as women scientists, and Dr. Joyce Yen with ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change and Psychology Professor Dr. Sapna Cheryan weigh in on gender stereotyping and discrepancies in STEM fields.
- Mar 2017 | UW Faculty Staff News
Eve Riskin, University of Washington professor and associate dean of Diversity and Access in Electrical Engineering, was a featured speaker at last month’s “Advancing Women in STEM” seminar at Starbucks.
- Mar 2017 | UW Today
Press release for UW ADVANCE's 15-year celebration highlighting some of ADVANCE's achievements since its inception.
- Jan 2017 | UW Today
A press release about LATTICE was released on January 12, 2017. See LATTICE connects women engineering in early academic careers with peers and support article.
- Sep 2016 | CBE-LSE
ADVANCE Director Joyce Yen and her colleagues from the BRAINS program has a paper published in CBE-LSE!
ADVANCE Director Joyce Yen and her colleagues from the BRAINS program has a paper published in September 2016 issue of CBE LSE. The paper is titled “Learning to Thrive: Building Diverse Scientists’ Access to Community and Resources through the BRAINS Program.”
BRAINS: Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience is a national program designed to diversify neuroscience by increasing retention of early-career neuroscientists from underrepresented groups. This paper highlights particular programmatic innovations and discusses recommendations to broaden participation in the life sciences.
Read more about it here: http://www.lifescied.org/content/15/3/ar49.abstract
- May 2016 | Science
The latest issue of Science features an article about the On-Ramps, describing the process and findings of the program.
- Feb 2016 | Cal Poly News
Launching Academics on the Tenure-Track: An Intentional Community in Engineering (LATTICE) is a four-and-a-half-year NSF ADVANCE project that will create two professional development programs for early career women. The first program will be designed for women in electrical and computer engineering; the second will be for underrepresented women in engineering.
- Feb 2016 | National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation features an article about the On-Ramps program in their "News from the Field."
- Feb 2016 | Journal of Technology Transfer
On-Ramping: Following women scientists and engineers through their transition from nonacademic to faculty careers
ADVANCE has published a journal paper about research conducted with On-Ramps into Academia participants who are now in faculty careers. It was published in the Journal of Technology Transfer in December 2015.
- Feb 2016 | UW Today
UW Today features an article discussing the On-Ramps program and its unique approach and impact in increasing and diversifying women faculty in STEM.