Category: ADVANCE

Posts relate to the NSF ADVANCE Initiative at Michigan Tech. ADVANCE at Michigan Tech promotes faculty retention, career success, and STEM equity. We place emphasis on advancing underrepresented individuals with intersectionality. Our funding comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and we are currently the recipients of two ADVANCE grants.

Charlesworth and Stevens head Postdoctoral Affairs Office

Graduate School Announcements by Graduate School The new Postdoctoral Affairs Office will be housed in the Graduate School. This move will expand the services offered to Postdoctoral Fellows and ensure compliance with University and federal regulations related to these positions. Debra Charlesworth has been appointed the assistant dean for graduate studies and postdoctoral affairs and . . .

4 Steps Toward Making Endowed Chairs More Equal

Creating a pipeline for women and minority faculty who are woefully under-represented among Endowed Chairs. Article in the Chronicle of Higher Education by Nicholas D. Hartlep (Nov. 13, 2016)

Library Wins Prestigious Award by Opie and Van Pelt Library

Michigan Tech’s Van Pelt and Opie Library has received the H.W. Wilson Award from the American Library Association. The award is given to the “library organization whose application demonstrates greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization.” In making the announcement, the awards  jury unanimously believed . . .

President Obama Honors Colleen Mouw

by Jenn Donovan President Barack Obama has named 106 researchers—including Assistant Professor Colleen Mouw (GMES)—as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. It is the highest honor bestowed by the US government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. “These early-career scientists are leading . . .