Launching Academics on the Tenure-Track: an Intentional Community in Engineering (LATTICE), a joint effort between the University of Washington, North Carolina State University, and California Polytechnic State University, is a national program to advance faculty diversity in engineering. LATTICE includes a professional development intervention and a research study to understand why the intervention works. LATTICE was created in 2015 with funding from an NSF ADVANCE award (HRD-1500310).
LATTICE seeks to positively impact early-career women in Engineering who are interested in faculty careers. The LATTICE program will have two cohorts. The first cohort will be early-career women in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). The second cohort will be early-career underrepresented minority women in Engineering. LATTICE participants will gain a stronger sense of career self-efficacy and sense of belonging through a combination of symposia, peer networks, and other support structures over a two-year period. The long-term goal of LATTICE is to diversify the national engineering faculty population.
The first LATTICE symposium for women in EECS was held May 18-21, 2017. The second LATTICE symposium for URM women in all fields of engineering will be held May 30 - June 2, 2019.
The LATTICE team is grateful to and for partial support of participants' travel to LATTICE I.