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Funded through a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (NSF 1209115), with additional support provided by the university, AdvanceRIT is a long-term, multi-faceted project designed to increase and advance women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines at RIT. Additionally, the project examines the unique challenges experienced by women faculty of color and Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing faculty, and adapts interventions to address the needs of these key sub-populations. 

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Michigan Players: The Chair's Role in Faculty Mentoring

Michigan Players: The Chair's Role in Faculty Mentoring

Date: May 16, 2017
Times: 9:00am - 11:00am and 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Center for Student Development (CSD) 1300/1310 - NTID

AdvanceRIT again welcomes the acclaimed Michigan Players, this time as “The Chair's Role in Faculty Mentoring” - fashioned as three thematically related vignettes. This interactive works...

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Cracks in the glass ceiling for women in higher education

Cracks in the glass ceiling for women in higher education

In a region that was once a hotbed for women’s rights — and home to Susan B. Anthony — it is fitting that the Rochester area now has a noticeable number of women college presidents.

It is even more fitting this year, the 100th anniversary of New York state granting women the right to vote.

Anthony, who fought to get women admitted to the University of Rochester mo...

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Area colleges seek to expand the reach of STEM

Area colleges seek to expand the reach of STEM

Progress has been made at UR and Rochester Institute of Technology in attracting female faculty and students to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines, but the numbers are still low, as they are nationwide.

"It is the shrinking pipeline. You start out with not that many. It keeps dropping off," said Wendi Heinzelman, dean of the Hajim School of Engineering a...

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