Education

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 [...]

HU ADVANCE-IT selects 2015 Faculty Fellow

Please join HU ADVANCE-IT in welcoming Dr. Dara Norman, the 2015 Faculty Fellow, to Howard University! Dr. Norman is a phenomenal researcher, scholar, and African-American Astronomer who has also made significant contributions to the education of the next generation of scientists. She is currently an Associate Scientist at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) in Tucson, AZ. As an observatory scientist, her duties include support of observers using multiple large telescopes and state-of-the-art instrumentation. She has limited time in the summers to [...]

HU ADVANCE-IT Announces the CFA for its ‘Follow the Leader’ Award

HU ADVANCE-IT is still celebrating the wealth of information Dr. Verna Orr shared during her presentation at our Leadership Development event last week.  Her presentation, entitled “Profiles, Pedigrees, and Proficiencies: Factors and Forces Influencing the Trajectories of African American Women Postsecondary Presidents,” engaged the audience in a rich conversation about leadership and leadership development opportunities at Howard University.   As the conversation closed, Dr. Sonya Smith, HU ADVANCE-IT PI, announced HU ADVANCE-IT’s ‘Follow the Leader’ Award and explained that it will provide [...]

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 [...]

Towards Equity and Excellence: Unconscious Bias Training Begins

A representative from Google has been quoted as saying, “Unconscious bias is why we don’t have a diverse workplace.” Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, also recently made an unconscious bias remark toward women at the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.  Needless to say, he and Microsoft felt the backlash. So, then, what is ‘unconscious bias?’ Everyone has unconscious biases.  They come from our natural distinctions and preferences and result from our up-bringing, environment, and every day experiences. Testing Your Own Unconscious Bias Here is [...]

2014 Writing Retreat = Huge Success!

  Nineteen (19) women participated in this year’s writing retreat, with the goal of submitting their manuscripts for publication within 30 business days. Participants spent the weekend in continuous writing blocks, conferring with partners, and helping one another flesh out ideas, troubleshoot issues, and simply getting to know one another. The Writing Retreat was held at Osprey Point, Eastern Shore, which proved to be a perfect location for writing and reflection. We look forward to returning next year!