Advocacy

Congratulations to Dr. Kimberly Jones, the 2015 HU ADVANCE-IT Researcher of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Adrena Ifill (202) 596-7928 aifill@doublebackproductions.com Rachel Mann (202)238-2631 rachel.mann@Howard.edu Washington, DC – HU ADVANCE-IT presented its Woman in STEM Researcher of the Year Award to Dr. Kimberly L. Jones on Friday, April 17, 2015.  The award, first given in 2014, recognizes the distinguished scholarship and leadership of women faculty in STEM at Howard University. HU ADVANCE – IT was a platinum sponsor of this year’s Research Week which culminated with this award presentation. Dr. Jones is Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at [...]

HU ADVANCE-IT: Platinum Sponsors of Howard University’s Research Week

Come join us as we host several activities throughout the Research Week! Monday, April 13, 2015 HU ADVANCE-IT Women in STEM Panel Multipurpose Room Interdisciplinary Research Building 1-3pm Tuesday, April 14, 2015 2015 Faculty Fellow: Dr. Dara Norman Forum Blackburn University Center 1-2pm Thursday, April 16, 2015 Promotional Table Come hear about our upcoming activities! Blackburn University Center 8am-4:30pm Friday, April 17, 2015 ANNOUCEMENT: 2015 HU ADVANCE-IT Women in STEM Researcher of the Year Awardee Gallery Lounge Blackburn University Center 1pm We hope to see you there!

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Call for Nominations: 2015 Women in STEM Researcher of the Year

Dear HU Community! We are excited to begin the selection process for the 2nd HU ADVANCE-IT Researcher of the Year Award! Dr. Georgia M. Dunston was awarded this incredible honor in 2014 and now chairs the selection committee along with the HU ADVANCE-IT Leadership Team!  We are excited to get started and have officially opened the nomination process to the Howard University Community.  Anyone on campus can submit nominations. If you are interested in nominating an amazing Women Faculty in STEM for this phenomenal [...]

Dr. Verna F. Orr shares Experiences of African-American Women who are College/University Presidents

You don’t want to miss this! Dr. Verna F. Orr shares experiences of African-American Women who are College/University Presidents. Date:  November 6, 2014 Location: Howard University, Carnegie Building, Conference Room A Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm === Please RSVP at huadvanceit@howard.edu or 202.238.2448.   “Profiles, Pedigrees, and Proficiencies: Factors and Forces Influencing the Trajectories of African American Women Postsecondary Presidents“ will expound on the following topics: 1.      Leadership skills are transferable – the best leaders come from unlikely places 2.      No one way to the college presidency (trajectory) 3.      Race is [...]

Howard Women STEM Faculty Undergo Intensive Media Training

Howard University’s Office of University Communication (OUC) partnered with HU ADVANCE-IT to host multiple media training sessions for Women STEM Faculty.  Two training sessions have already occurred and more are being planned in the future. Besides using this training to advocate for Women STEM Faculty, OUC pulls from the list of trainees for its Speakers Bureau.  Media Training is required in order to participate in this speakers bureau and HU ADVANCE-IT helps Women STEM Faculty meet this requirement. Women STEM Faculty [...]

HU ADVANCE-IT Completes Media Week

One unique aspect of HU ADVANCE-IT is our Media Campaign.  It fits within the Advocacy theme (Education. Advocacy. Empowerment.) and is designed to raise awareness of the scholarly contributions of Women STEM Faculty. One special component integrated into our Media Campaign is the professional studio recording, in conjunction with Howard University’s TV Station – WHUT, of each Women Faculty’s STEM story and how she arrived on Howard’s campus.  We have not interviewed everyone yet, but have had participants from about [...]

HU ADVANCE-IT selects 2014 Faculty Fellow: Dr. Kim Michelle Lewis

  Binding and Electrical Characterization of DU145 Prostate Tumor Cells on Silicon Carbide Collaborators: Dr. Tina Brower-Thomas, Howard University, College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences, Washington, D.C. 20059 Dr. Paulette Furbert-Harris, Howard University, College of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Howard University Cancer Center, Washington, D.C. 20059 Currently, there is a need to track the differentiation of biological systems to identify and target cell types that would enable researchers to study cancer cells, stem cells, and other biological systems. For example, the ability [...]

[PAST] Women Faculty in STEM Research Symposium 2013

HU ADVANCE-IT, in partnership with Women as Chang Agents (WACA) held a Women Faculty in STEM Research Symposium on March 26, 2013 celebrating Women’s History Month. The symposium opened with welcoming remarks by Dr. Paula Whetsel-Ribeau, WACA founder and HU ADVANCE-IT Co-PI. Nine (9) female faculty members presented their research and results to date from STEM disciplines ranging from Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Biology, Nanotechnology and Biochemistry. Dr. Sonya Smith served as the moderator. Review a copy of the symposium [...]