Empowerment

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 [...]

HU ADVANCE-IT hosts 1st STEM Chairs Lunch

HU ADVANCE-IT knows the importance of engaging Howard’s Committee to ensure success.  One approach to this engagement is especially focusing on interaction between the HU ADVANCE-IT Leadership Team and the Chairs of each STEM Department on campus.  By STEM Departments, we mean those in the Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences; all Engineering fields and Computer Science in the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science; and the Basic Sciences in the College of Medicine. This Fall, we [...]

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 [...]