Florida International University Seeks to Boost Opportunities for Women in the Sciences

Florida International University in Miami received a three-year, $573,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase opportunities for women faculty in the sciences and mathematics. The grant will fund the Awareness, Commitment and Empowerment (ACE) of Women Scientists at FIU project. The program, which draws on successful strategies developed at the University of Michigan, supports women faculty through networking, cross disciplinary collaborations and research, mentoring, and peer learning initiatives.

The grant program is led by Suzanna Rose, executive director of the School of Integrated Science and Humanity and professor of psychology and professor of women’s studies. “The grant provides a great opportunity to implement best practices that have been successful elsewhere in recruiting excellent women and minorities into faculty positions in the sciences,” explains Rose. “This will increase the talent pool and draw underrepresented students and faculty into the sciences.”

Professor Rose holds bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

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