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Strengthening policies and practices to address gender imbalance in STEM disciplines.
The ADVANCE PAID program is funded by the National Science Foundations (NSF) (Grant #0930231) August 2009

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ADVANCE at UNH began with an ADVANCE PAID (Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination) grant, funded by the National Science Foundation. The grant focused on increasing the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, which included awards for UNH Collaborative Scholarship and Karen Von Damm Leadership Development Grants.

2013 Collaborative Scholarship Advancement Awardees:
Serita Frey Prof, Nat. Res. & Env., and Alexandra Conosta, EOS-ESRC, Research Post-Doc.;
Meghan Howey Asst. Prof, Anthropology, and Adrienne Kovach, Research Asst. Prof., Nat. Res.;
Feixia Chu, Asst. Prof., and Kevin Culligan, Research Asst. Prof., Molecular, Cellular & Biomed. Sci.;
Linda Kalnejais, Asst. Prof., Earth Sciences, and Joe Salisbury, Research Asst. Prof., EOS-OPAL
Meet our 2010-2013 Advance Collaborative Scholars...
2013 Karen Von Damm Leadership Development Grant Awardee:
Jo Daniel, UNH Assoc. Professor, Civil Engineering
Meet our 2010-2013 Karen Von Damm Leadership Grant Awardees...
That ADVANCE PAID work led to a larger National Science Foundation ADVANCE project, the UNH ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (IT) Grant.

ADVANCE Institutional Transformation

The ADVANCE IT grant, UNH Unbiased, builds on information gained in the ADVANCE PAID grant. It focuses on strengthening policies and practices to address gender imbalance, particularly in STEM disciplines. It will offer programs and activities in support of long-term institutional initiatives of:

Recruitment and Retention
will develop equitable recruiting practices and strategies to prevent the loss of valued faculty.
will be directed at improving departmental climates and practices to ensure long-term change.
will offer leadership skill deveopment opportunities for all academic leaders to encourage supportive climates.
Tracking our Success
will be accomplished by collecting insititutional data measuring these initiatives. Check back for reports.

More information about ADVANCE IT at UNH...




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