Dean to lead $3M grant for women in STEM

Dean to lead $3M grant for advancing women in STEM at VCU

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.99 million grant to an interdisciplinary team of faculty women leaders at Virginia Commonwealth University that will increase the recruitment, retention and advancement of STEM female faculty across the university.

The grant, “Overcoming Immunity to Change: ADVANCE IT VCU,” led by Montse Fuentes, Ph.D., dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences, has the goal of raising the participation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and math careers by initiating systematic change throughout VCU’s institutional structure and culture.

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