This is the 9th annual meeting for the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Program, which strives to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse scientific workforce. Each year, ADVANCE Grant PIs gather in Washington, DC to discuss present, network, and leverage knowledge.
ADVANCE has once again partnered with the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) to broaden participation in the meeting and to reach out to new audiences. This year, we focus on the role that women's colleges and independent liberal arts colleges play in furthering gender equity in STEM disciplines.
Who Should Attend
Attendance is limited to ADVANCE Principal Investigators, their Co-Principal Investigators and other team members as well as invited guests. Representatives of women's colleges and independent liberal arts colleges who wish to be invited should contact Janet Bandows Koster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a $125 registration fee for every participant.
Please note that individuals affiliated with an ADVANCE grant are not eligible for travel support for this conference, since they are expected to have funds in the grant budget to support their attendance.
When Monday, November 8, 2010 - 9:00 am - 6:30 PM EST
Tuesday, November 9, 2010- 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST
The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
Websites Association for Women in Science * National Science Foundation ADVANCE
About the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program
The goal of the National Science Foundation'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 SEM-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 inthe STEM workforce, and supports the critical role of the Foundation in advancing the status of women in academic science and engineering. Since, the NSF has invested over $130M to support ADVANCE projects at more than one-hundred institutions of higher education and STEM-related not-for-profit organizations in forty-one states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, including twenty-four EPSCoR jurisdictions.
ADVANCE Program Brochure
About the Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
The Association for Women in Science is dedicated to achieving equality and full participation for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We unite women through our nationwide network of chapters and partnerships with aligned professional organizations.
1971, at the annual FASEB meeting, flyers were posted inviting women scientists to a champagne mixer and meeting to encourage the exchange of ideas and solutions to overcome job discrimination, lower pay, and professional isolation. Those 27 women who took the initiative to make science a better place for women founded the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), today's premiere leadership organization advocating the interests of women in science and technology. For nearly 40 years, the Association for Women in Science has fought for equality and career advancement for women - from the bench to the board room.
AWIS Membership Benefits
When you join AWIS, you connect with a nationwide network of women and men who have one common purpose - making America's science and technology enterprise more welcoming for all people. For individuals, institutions, and corporations, AWIS offers access to the only multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM in the United States. AWIS membership provides a portfolio of personal benefits as well as the satisfaction of lending your voice to the only multi-disciplinary grassroots movement supporting women in STEM.
AWIS Contact Information
Association for Women in Science
1442 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314