FIU ADVANCE is aimed at developing strategies to increase the number of women and minority professors in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the social and behavioral sciences at FIU.
The program is overseen by the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity. Provost Kenneth G. Furton serves as principal investigator, and Suzanna Rose, Yesim Darici, Mike Heithaus and Ranu Jung are co-PIs.
The program is supported by a $3.2 million Institutional Transformation grant awarded in 2016 by the National Science Foundation. This grant follows FIU’s successful implementation of the NSF-funded ACE Partnership for Adaptation, Implementation and Dissemination: Awareness of, Commitment to and Empowerment of Women Scientists at FIU in 2011-2014.