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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]