Skip to content

Coming Soon: ADVANCE Meeting in Puerto Rico, Part 2! March 6-7, 2014

The ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM project of the National Science Foundation is pleased to announce that there will be a second meeting of women STEM faculty of Puerto Rico this March.  The meeting will feature reports of results from the first “ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM” meeting in San Juan (October 2012), and will provide highlights from some of the dissemination activities around Puerto Rico,  the national NSF ADVANCE meeting in Virginia, and international conferences. During the March 6-7, 2014 meeting, participants will showcase their research and goals in a poster presentation, and will receive information about enhancing research collaborations and partnerships.  Additional details will be posted soon.


STEM Women of Color Conclave & Big 10 Grad Fair. Travel Fellowships. Opportunities for you and for your students


For faculty: 

The STEM Women of Color Conclave, June 8-10, 2013. (Travel fellowships available)

Some of the women from our project attended the 2012 conference in Washington, DC. Please register. Travel fellowships are available for faculty and postdocs that have been part of our ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM initiative. Please apply for a fellowship to attend the 2013 conference in Virginia.

Purdue Big10Explosion

For students: 

The 2013 Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo, October 20-21, 2013

Travel scholarships are available to help cover eligible expenses for students traveling to the Big Ten+ Grad Expo from within the United States and its territories. In order to spread travel funds among as many students as possible, partial scholarships may be awarded.  Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.

You will find  useful information on the Grad Expo website:


Opportunities for you & your students: Summer programs, fellowships, and more!

ONR_logoWe have posted opportunities that may be of interest to you, for your own benefit or for your students on our “Opportunities” page. We’re currently featuring the LearnLab, a summer program for undergraduate students sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon.  You’ll also see that the Office of Naval Research has faculty summer sabbatical fellowships, paying between $1400 and $1900/week.   Please take a minute to look at these opportunities, and take advantage of them, for yourself, and for your students. If you have any to add, you may do so.  Visit: often for regular updates.

Dr. Lizardi (Universidad del Este) hosts women at Faculty Development Conference

We have many things to celebrate!

Dr. Lilliam  Lizardi from the School of Science, Mathematics, and Technology at Universidad del Este welcomed women from our ADVANCE group to the Jan. 18, 2013 NIH MBRS-RISE Faculty Development Conference.  We also congratulate Dr. Carlos Padín, one of our NSF ADVANCE Co-PIs and an ADVANCE “Champion” for women faculty, who is now UMET’s Chancellor:  Finally, we celebrate Dr. Ingrid Montes who was voted Director-at-Large for the American Chemical Society: .  Please visit our “Blog” for more updates. We are tweeting about these great “advances” on our Twitter site @PR_ADVANCE. More about ADVANCE.

Dr. Lilliam Lizardi 


Dr. Lilliam Lizardi, Professor, Physiology, Universidad del Este

Hosted Faculty Development Conference (NIH-MBRS-RISE)

at Universidad del Este – Jan. 18, 2013

Dr. Lizardi from UNE (pictured in purple next to @PR_ADVANCE Co-PI,

Dr. Beatriz Zayas from UMET) was one of the participants at the

October 2012 ADVANCE conference at the Caribe Hilton.

Fall Conference Leads to Opportunities to Present Results at National Conference

The first ADVANCE Hispanic Women in STEM NETWORKing Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, was held October 4-6, 2012.  

IMG_7687Results from the conference will be shared at the Annual NSF AWIS ADVANCE Program Workshop in Alexandria, VA, March 3-5, 2013.  Fifty women participated in the workshop in San Juan in August. The agenda included interactive workshops, identification of needs, inclusive family activities, and role-playing negotiation exercises.  There were faculty participants from 14 institutions across Puerto Rico. We will upload the poster with conference results following the presentation.  We will be poster #47 and we will present on Monday, March 4, between 5:30 and 7:00 PM EST.  We’re planning a follow-up meeting with conference participants  in Spring 2013. Professional development opportunities that will be available to participants from our ADVANCE workshop will be shared through email and posted on this website as appropriate. We thank all of the women who shared time with us and we look forward to continuing to work together to ADVANCE!


Our Twitter page was launched on January 11, 2013:


See what they’re doing at ADVANCE Northeastern:


Past news from ADVANCE Purdue, Presidential Early Career awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE):


ADVANCE at Brown posted their climate study last summer:

¡Bienvenidas! A new workshop for STEM women faculty comes to Puerto Rico October 4-6, 2012

Welcome! Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) are pleased to announce the launch of a new project for Hispanic women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields! The ADVANCE Hispanic Women’s STEM Networking Conference is a new project that was recently funded by the National Science Foundation.  Our first event will be a conference called Framing the Issue: A NETWORKing Workshop to Address Academic Advancement of Hispanic Women in STEM.  This workshop will address faculty advancement of Hispanic women through a pilot workshop that will be held in Puerto Rico, October 4-6, 2012.  The primary goal of this project is to provide a forum that will lay the groundwork for scientifically documenting the issues and concerns of the advancement of Hispanic women in the STEM academic pipeline and seek to establish the networks that can address these concerns on a broader, national level.

This 48-hour NETWORKing (New Explorations for Transforming Work, Opportunities, Research, and Knowledge) Workshop will include group discussions, break-out sessions, and mentoring that are specific to advancing women through faculty ranks.

%d bloggers like this: