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ADVANCE News

Mon, 05/24/2021

ADVANCE featured in UW Engineering article celebrating 20 years of supporting women faculty in STEM

UW Engineering article highlights UW ADVANCE’s 20 years of supporting women faculty and developing leaders in STEM

ADVANCE News

Fri, 02/26/2021

Best Colleges quotes UW ADVANCE Director Joyce Yen in article on DEI strategies in STEM

In the Best Colleges article, "Achieving Diversity and Inclusion in College STEM", UW ADVANCE Director Joyce Yen offers insight into colleges' diversity efforts and the cultural change required in STEM.

LATTICE News

Wed, 12/30/2020

The LATTICE Team's article appears in the Nov. 2020 issue of ASEE's Prism Magazine

The LATTICE Team's article "Diversity and Inclusion Begins with Trust" appears in the Last Word column of the Nov. 2020 issue of ASEE's Prism Magazine.

Eve Riskin

Wed, 09/09/2020

Professor Eve Riskin receives Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

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.

Eve Riskin

Thu, 08/06/2020

ADVANCE Faculty Director Dr. Eve Riskin wins 2020 PAESMEM Award

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 2020 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.

BRAINS News

Mon, 07/27/2020

BRAINS publishes new paper in Race Ethnicity and Education

In a publication in Race Ethnicity and Education, the BRAINS team explores how counterspaces created by the BRAINS program help strengthen participants' access to their community cultural wealth. (July 2020)

BRAINS News

Tue, 07/21/2020

The UW BRAINS program receives a Sloan Foundation grant to develop an online directory for neuroscientists from underrepresented groups

The UW BRAINS program receives a Sloan Foundation grant to develop an online directory for neuroscientists from underrepresented groups (July 2020)

ADVANCE News

Tue, 07/14/2020

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.

Joyce Yen 2019

Thu, 03/12/2020

Laboratory Equipment conducts Q&A on diversity with Joyce Yen

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.

Eve Riskin

Wed, 03/04/2020

Workshop looks to help female STEM faculty

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.

Eve Riskin

Wed, 03/04/2020

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.

Photo of ADVANCE program participants attending a Leadership Workshop.

Tue, 01/07/2020

UW Notebook interviews PI Sheri Mizumori about supporting diversity and inclusion in neuroscience through the BRAINS program.

UW Notebook interviews PI Sheri Mizumori about supporting diversity and inclusion in neuroscience through the BRAINS program. (January 2020)

Joyce Yen 2019

Tue, 12/10/2019

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.

Joyce Yen 2019

Tue, 11/19/2019

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.

BRAINS News

Thu, 11/14/2019

BRAINS is diversifying academic leadership in neuroscience

National program positively impacts retention of over 150 neuroscientists from underrepresented groups (November 2019)

Joyce Yen 2019

Tue, 06/25/2019

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.

Joyce Yen 2019

Wed, 06/19/2019

ADVANCE Director Dr. Joyce Yen Receives the WEPAN Inclusive Culture and Equity Award

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.

BRAINS News

Sat, 11/03/2018

BRAINS team publishes in Science on mentoring models.

BRAINS discusses the value of peer mentoring in a letter published in Science. (November 2018)

BRAINS News

Thu, 09/21/2017

The BRAINS Peer Mentoring Circle model - a strategy to thrive

The power of the BRAINS Peer Mentoring Circle model is discussed in this BioMed Central Blog Post. (May 2017)

BRAINS News

Thu, 09/21/2017

BRAINS Program publishes in Neuron on transforming career development

The BRAINS Program published a Neuroview Piece in Neuron about transforming career development (May 2017)

BRAINS News

Thu, 09/21/2017

BRAINS Team Presents at 2017 Understanding Interventions conference

The BRAINS team gave a presentation, titled “Strengthening Access to Community Cultural Wealth through a Professional Development Program Counterspace,” at the 2017 Understanding Interventions conference in San Antonio, TX. (March 2017)

BRAINS News

Thu, 09/21/2017

BRAINS Program presents poster at 2016 SfN

The BRAINS Program’s presented a poster, titled "BRAINS: Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience," at the 2016 Society for Neuroscience session on Graduate and Professional Teaching. (Nov. 2016)

BRAINS News

Thu, 09/21/2017

BRAINS team publishes in CBE Life Sciences Education

The BRAINS team published an article in the September 2016 issue of CBE Life Sciences Education about the impact of BRAINS. (Sept 2016)

ADVANCE News

Tue, 06/13/2017

For Women in Science, the Challenges are Personal

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.

Eve Riskin

Wed, 03/29/2017

UW Professor, Eve Riskin, is featured speaker at Starbucks’ STEM seminar

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.