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The ACE Partnership for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID): Awareness of, Commitment to, and Empowerment of Women Scientists at FIU

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant #1106992. Funded by the National Science Foundation, 9/1/11-8/31/14, for the amount of $573,419.

(ACE Team, L to R) PI: Suzanna Rose, & Co-PIs: Yesim Darici, Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, Asia Eaton

The ACE (Awareness, Commitment, and Empowerment) project is a partnership between FIU and the University of Michigan, funded by the National Science Foundation, that will facilitate the hiring, retention, and promotion of women scientists using education and changes in departmental practices.

The goals of the three-year project are:

  • Awareness: to educate faculty and administrators at FIU about the problems facing women academics in the fields of science and math
  • Commitment: to increase the hiring, retention and promotion of women scientists and mathematicians at FIU
  • Empowerment: to develop skills using innovative workshops to address issues identified by the 2010 faculty climate surveys conducted at FIU.

The main project activities are:

1. The formation and activities of a STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence) committee at FIU which will educate and assist in faculty hiring and promotion processes

2. Educational theatre sketches performed by UM’S CRLT (Center for Research on Learning and Teaching) theatre group, and using innovative workshops to empower and educate women in math and science

3. Innovative faculty skill-development and career planning workshops to address issues identified by the 2010 climate surveys conducted at FIU.

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NSF Internal Advisory Board (7)

Michelle Ciccazzo, Dean, Public Health and Social Work
Kenneth Furton, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Andres Gil, Vice President, Division of Research
Laird Kramer, Director, STEM Transformation Institute
Jaroslava Miksovska, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Amir Mirmiran, Dean, College of Engineering and Computing
Carolyn Runowicz, Executive Associate Dean, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

ACE Project Team (4)

Suzanna Rose, Professor, Psychology,
Yesim Darici, Associate Professor, Physics,
Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, Professor, Earth and Environment,
Asia Eaton, Assistant Professor, Psychology & Women’s Studies,