LinksThe Center for Women and Work (CWW) at University of Massachusetts Lowell
Since its inception in 1998, the Center for Women and Work has demonstrated its strong commitment to addressing the gendered conditions of work in several key ways: by designing and implementing programs and projects that foster new ways of thinking about the gendered conditions of work; by encouraging and supporting interdisciplinary linkages across and throughout all of our networks; and by bringing to the forefront the reciprocal relationship between women’s work and the well-being of communities.
MISSION OF THE UML CENTER FOR WOMEN AND WORK
The Center for Women and Work (CWW) at the UMass Lowell is a vibrant community of scholars – representing diverse disciplines – who are dedicated to the Center’s mission to:
• Advance knowledge about the relationship between gender and work through research.
• Enhance understanding of this relationship through education and training.
• Challenge inequalities, particularly through institutional change.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering
NSF: Education and Human Resources (HER): Human Resource Development (HRD) Research on Gender in Science and Engineering (GSE)
The program seeks to broaden the participation of girls and women in all fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education by supporting research, the diffusion of research-based innovations, and extension services in education that will lead to a larger and more diverse domestic science and engineering workforce.
NSF: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide.
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Since 1881, the American Association of University Women has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls. AAUW is composed of three corporations: the Association and the AAUW Educational Foundation, and a supporting affiliate of the Association, the AAUW Leadership and Training Institute.
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
The Anita Borg Institute seeks to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, and increase the positive impact of technology on the world’s women. Since 1995, ABI has developed tools and programs designed to help industry, academia and government recruit, retain and develop women technology leaders.
Assessing Women in Engineering (AWE)
AWE is an NSF-funded project that develops and makes available assessment instruments, literature resources, and methodologies for Women in Engineering and similar programs. The website provides information about the assessment instruments/surveys and offers an extensive annotated bibliography, literature overviews, annotated links to related sites, and more.
Association for Women in Computing (AWC)
The Association for Women in Computing is a non-profit professional organization for women and men who have an interest in information and technology. The Association is dedicated to the advancement of women in the technology fields.
Association for Women in Mathematics
The Association for Women in Mathematics encourages women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
AWIS is a national advocacy organization championing the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. By breaking down barriers and creating opportunities, AWIS strives to ensure that women in these fields can achieve their full potential.
Massachusetts chapter of the Association for Women in Science is dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
Association for Women in Science and Engineering (AWISE)
AWISE is a British organization whose aim is to help to retain and enhance the participation of women in science, engineering and technology fields in both industry and academia. It is a regional network for women in science, engineering and technology (SET) in both industry and academia and for women who wish to return to a SET career after a break. It brings together women with common interests and act as a source of support, information and inspiration and help women stay in SET. It provides regular networking opportunities, information through our website and newsletter and access to the MentorSET mentoring scheme.
Commission on Professionals in Science & Technology (CPST)
CPST specializes in the collection, analysis and dissemination of reliable information about the human resources of the U.S. in the fields of science, engineering and technology.
FairerScience is a joint project of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc. It is funded by the National Science Foundation's Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Program and led by Dr. Susan Bailey, executive director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Dr. Patricia Campbell, president of Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc.
GASAT: Gender And Science And Technology
Gender And Science And Technology (GASAT) Association is an international association concerned with issues arising from interactions between gender and science and technology. Members are found across the globe. GASAT made vital contributions towards the inclusion of science and technology in the Platform of Action during the 4th UN Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995) and is an active member of the Once and Future Action Network (OFAN).
The Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC)
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. Presenters are leaders in their respective fields, representing industrial, academic and government communities. Leading researchers present their current work, while special sessions focus on the role of women in today's technology fields, including computer science, information technology, research and engineering.
Massachusetts Collaborative: The Girls Get Connected Collaborative
The Girls Get Connected brings together organizations throughout Massachusetts that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). NSF funded.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME)
Since 1974 the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering has provided leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math- and science-based careers.
National Girls' Collaborative Project
The NGCP is designed to reach girl-serving STEM organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico. Local collaboratives have an extensive network of organizations and individuals engaged in pursuing this common goal and the opportunity to share with and learn from each other. They vary in focus areas and populations served, but all work to increase gender equity in STEM fields.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit institution, was established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr., then President and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Corporation.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Society of Women Engineers, founded in 1950, is a not-for-profit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
WAMC: Women in Science Project
The Women In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ON THE AIR! website is an audio resource for young girls, young women, parents, middle and high school teachers, college professors, guidance counselors, researchers, organizational leaders, and anyone interested in learning more about the past, present and future role of women in science and technology education, fields and careers. NSF grant-funded.
WEPAN: Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network
WEPAN is a national not-for-profit organization with over 600 members from nearly 200 engineering schools, small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations, and non-profit organizations. WEPAN is dedicated to improving the climate for and success of all women in engineering. By transforming environments in institutions of higher education, a diverse population of aspiring engineers can succeed.
WISE: Women in Science and Engineering Program University of Massachusetts Lowell
The Women in Science and Engineering Program gives seventh- and eighth-grade girls hands-on experience in science, math and engineering early so as to spark an interest that could turn into a career. Women from industry present workshops on a wide variety of science-based careers from forensic scientist to robotic engineer.