Welcome back to a new academic year! We hope you've had a productive and restful summer. The AdvanceRIT Program is excited to begin its third year with a host of events, professional development offerings, and series of information sharing opportunities. The new Connections series will launch later this semester and we have many offerings in store for you through the Connectivity Series as well.  A highlight this year will be a visit from the Michigan Players who are a troupe of actors who will perform a series of vignettes depicting the intricacies involved in navigating department politics.  We will host this event on our Reading Day at the end of this semester.   We hope you will join us in the coming year!

Dr. Margaret Bailey, P.E.
Senior Faculty Associate to the Provost for AdvanceRIT, PI

AdvanceRIT Leadership Team
Laurie Clayton (Program Office)
Kijana Crawford (CLA)
Betsy Dell (CAST)
Sue Foster (NTID)
Sharon Mason (GCCIS)
Carol Marchetti (COS)
Sandra Rothenberg (CLA/SCB)
Maureen Valentine (CAST)

Connections Breakfast

Launch: Meet & Greet
Tuesday, September 16 
Crossroads River Room, 8:30-10:00 AM

Come join the AdvanceRIT team as we launch Connections, a new series of networking events that aim to build and grow relationships among female faculty at RIT.

Come meet and greet the AdvanceRIT team, meet or catch up with other female faculty and find out what ADVANCE has planned for this academic year. Participants will be asked to submit a Power Point slide for a slide show with personal information they are willing to share about themselves (hobbies, family, aspirations, research interests).

Register by Sept. 11:  http://rit.edu/xBvhu

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2014 Connect Grants Panel and Second Round Launch!

Tuesday, September 23
Liberal Arts Hall 06-1251
1:00-2:30 PM

AdvanceRIT is launching the second round of Connect Grants.
This grants program supports leadership and career development for all pre-tenured and tenured faculty at RIT.

The Connect Grants Program includes two distinct funding tracks. The first is a "Faculty/Faculty Group" Connect Grant available to individuals or faculty groups (formal or ad hoc), tenured and tenure-track faculty and the second is a "Department" Connect Grant. For both tracks, successful grant proposals will support one or more of the AdvanceRIT project goals.

Three of the recipients from the 2013 Connect Grants Cycle will discuss their projects:

  • From the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences: Carol Romanowski, "Peer-to-Peer Mentoring" Group, Project Group Members: Sumita Mishra, Yin Pan, Xumin Liu
  • From the Kate Gleason College of Engineering: Behnaz Ghoraani, "Support Successful Research Proposal Re-submission Efforts for External Funding"
  • From the College of Liberal Arts: Patrick Scanlon, "Post-Tenure Mentoring"

Register by Sept. 19:   http://rit.edu/ri3Uj

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New Website!

This summer, Professor Sharon Mason (GCCIS & Advance Co-PI) and Professor Daniel Bogaard (GCCIS) revised the NSF AdvanceRIT website. The updated site features programs, news and events, recent articles, research and findings, funding opportunities and faculty resources. 

Visit: http://nsfadvance.rit.edu/ for more information!

Building Bridges

In this article, Dr. Jie Qiao as founder and chairperson of WiSTEE Connect discusses the challenges mid-career women faculty face as they strive to achieve professional success in technical and scientific disciplines. The article, "Mentoring connections can span generations for women in technical fields", published in the August - September 2014 Athenaeum, describes WiSTEE Connect's multidisciplinary and cross-ranking mentorship approach.

Access the article here: http://www.rit.edu/news/athenaeum_story.php?id=50935

Women in Science Luncheon

Friday, October 3
GOL 70-1435

Join Women in Science and AdvanceRIT in meeting Dr. Susannah Gal, Professor of Biology at SUNY Binghamton and former NSF Program Director.

(1) Women in Science Luncheon 12:00-1:00 PM:
The Lunch Presentation will feature leadership advice from Dr. Gal. 

(2) "Grant Writing Advice from an Insider at the NSF" 2:00 - 3:00 PM:
The afternoon presentation is designed to provide strategic advice on the grant writing process from an insider at the National Science Foundation. 


Registration details will be available soon on the AdvanceRIT website.