The goal of the NSF's ADVANCE program is to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE encourages institutions of higher education and the broader science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community, including professional societies and other STEM-related not-for-profit organizations, to address various aspects of STEM academic culture and institutional structure that may differentially affect women faculty and academic administrators. As such, ADVANCE is an integral part of the NSF’s multifaceted strategy to broaden participation in the STEM workforce, and supports the critical role of the Foundation in advancing the status of women in academic science and engineering.
The University of Michigan ADVANCE program was a grant recipient in Cohort I, and Grand Valley was a partner institution of UM in the PAID subprogram.
NSF = National Science Foundation PAID = Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination
ADVANCE = Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
STRIDE = Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence
UM = an Unnamed Michigan research university. In Ann Arbor.
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