Program/Research Manager Dr. Joyce Yen (PI) and Dr. Eve Riskin (co-PI) have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award entitled Women Achieving Tenure-Track Success: Strategies to Enable Community-based Retention. Building on the successful WEBS and BRAINS professional development programs, this project will create a community-centric mentoring, networking, and career development program that targets early career women in electrical engineering and underrepresented women in engineering and computer science. This project is in collaboration with North Carolina State University and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. Co-PIs include Dr. M. Claire Horner-Devine, Dr. Julie Ivy, and Dr. Coleen Carrigan.
In the News
- Nov 2015 | National Science Foundation
ADVANCE Awarded NSF PLAN-D Grant, Women Achieving Tenure-Track Success: Strategies to Enable Community-based Retention
- Sep 2015 | UW 360
UW 360 interviews Eve Riskin, UW ADVANCE Director, and Joyce Yen, UW ADVANCE Research Manager, about their work promoting gender diversity in engineering. The interview focuses on the LEAD program and the upcoming LEAD-it-Yourself! program.
- Jun 2015 | Puget Sound Business Journal
The Puget Sound Business Journal highlighted the excellent percentage of female tenure-track faculty within the UW's College of Engineering and announced the October 26th LEAD-it-Yourself Train-the-Trainer Workshop, a training that will equip college and university leaders to further STEM faculty diversity and inclusion.
- Jun 2015 | UW Today
UW Today featured the LEAD-it-Yourself program and the Train-the-Trainer Workshop that will be hosted at UW on October 26, 2015.
- Feb 2015 | Women in Oceanography
UW ADVANCE's On-Ramps into Academia program was highlighted in "Advancing women in oceanography: How NSF's ADVANCE program promotes gender equity in academia". The article appeared in Women in Oceanography, a supplement to Oceanography 27(4).
- Feb 2015 | Northwest Asian Weekly
- Aug 2014 | Facebook
Work by Dr. Coleen Carrigan, ADVANCE Postdoctoral Research Associate, and UW ADVANCE on workplace and academic environments was highlighted by the UW College of Engineering on Facebook.
- Jun 2014 | genderSTE
Dr. Joyce Yen presented at genderSTE, a European network of 40+ countries that works to advance women, on May 20-21, 2014 in Crete, Greece.
- Jun 2014 | USA Today
Google released its diversity numbers after it (and most other tech firms) have spent years without disclosing such figures. Dr. Coleen Carrigan, an anthropologist with UW ADVANCE, comments.
- Feb 2014 | IEEE
ADVANCE Director Dr. Eve Riskin is highlighted as one of three IEEE Fellows who strongly promotes the inclusion and advancement of women in engineering.
- Jan 2014 | UW 360
UW 360 highlights UW ADVANCE for its role in closing the gender gap for women in engineering at the University of Washington.
- Oct 2013 | The Seattle Times
UW ADVANCE was featured on the front page of the Seattle Times for its role in cultivating an inclusive culture for women in STEM fields.
- Sep 2013 | National Science Foundation
Dr. Eve Riskin, (PI) and Program/Research Manager Dr. Joyce Yen (Co-PI) have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award entitled LEAD-it-Yourself! Using a leadership development curriculum that they developed through a prior grant program, Leadership Excellence for Academic Diversity (LEAD), they will provide an online open source toolkit that will enable institutions across the country to run leadership workshops on their own campuses. Dr. Jan Spyridakis, Chair of Human Centered Design and Engineering, is a Co-PI on the grant.
- Oct 2012 | The Venture Alley
Dr. Eve Riskin, ADVANCE Director, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and Professor of Electrical Engineering, discusses her educational and professional trajectory and offers wisdom for women pursuing careers in science and engineering.
- Sep 2012 | American Association of University Women
Coleen Carrigan, ADVANCE Research Associate and Anthropology Doctoral Candidate, was honored with an AAUW American Fellowship, an award that affords many of the nation's most competitive women scholars "the opportunity to become leading thinkers in their fields."
- May 2012 | UW
Joyce Yen, ADVANCE Program/Research Manager, was recognized for her excellent leadership through the ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change with a University of Washington David B. Thorud Leadership Award. The award honors one staff member per year "who has demonstrated exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire, and collaborate with broad impact."
- May 2011 | Inside Higher Education
2011 On-Ramps into Academia workshop profiled as creative strategy to expand the numbers of women faculty in STEM.
- Mar 2011 | UW ADVANCE
- Jan 2011 | Xconomy Seattle
A national-level ADVANCE workshop provides tools and advice for women scientists in industry to apply for faculty jobs, increasing the national pool of women faculty in STEM.
- Jan 2010 | Chronicle of Higher Education
Colleges with NSF-ADVANCE programs find creative ways to continue their impact after the grant expires.