The words “diversity” and “inclusivity” are guaranteed to be found on every website at UW-Madison. But how “diverse” and “inclusive” is UW-Madison exactly? Are mentors and faculty advocating for underrepresented students? How do students find support and connect with others with interests in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields?
The UW Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Angela Byars-Winston as an Associate Director.
Dr. Byars-Winston is a Professor in the University of Wisconsin, Department of Medicine and Division of General Internal Medicine. She is also Director of Research and Evaluation in the UW Center for Women’s Health Research and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER). She is co-investigator on the NIGMS National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) grant in the Mentor Training Core, through which she leads the Culturally Aware Mentorship Initiative. Dr. Byars-Winston is nationally recognized for her research examining cultural influences on academic and career development, especially for racial and ethnic minorities and women in the sciences, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM), with the aim of broadening their participation and success in these fields. She currently leads the National Academy of Sciences consensus study on STEMM mentoring programs and practices at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Jacqueline DeWalt speaks after accepting a Regents Diversity Award during a UW System Board of Regents meeting at Union South in 2014. Photo: Bryce Richter Join UW–Madison students, faculty, staff, alumni and campus partners on Valentine’s Day to launch the Jacqueline “Jackie” DeWalt Scholarship Fund in honor of her more than 25-year legacy on campus, […]
To say that the 2017 Computer Science jobs fair this week at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was well-attended would be an understatement. Over a thousand students and recruiters jostled about the Varsity Hall conference room in Union South on Tuesday afternoon. Lines of varying sizes snaked throughout the space, some even winding outside of it, […]
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has launched the STEM Diversity Network, a website and collection of resources for students, faculty and staff in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The STEM Diversity Network was built by Ahna Skop, an associate professor of genetics and affiliate faculty in Life Sciences Communication at UW–Madison, along with Kemi Olukoga […]