UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.
Making WAVES is an initiative to increase diversity of faculty in STEM fields funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program.
The $3.5 million, five-year grant to UMass Lowell is for an institutional transformation program led by the Center for Women & Work. The goal of the WAVES project, which began in September 2016, is to implement interventions to:
Microaggressions are verbal, non-verbal, and/or environmental snubs/insults that slight based on gender and other marginalized group membership; they are notoriously difficult to address. Survey results at UMass Lowell indicate that women STEM faculty experience a disproportionate number of microaggressions.
Go to the Initiatives page to learn more about our specific goals and interventions:
UMass Lowell MAKING WAVES Initiatives
Learn more about WAVES bystander training workshop:
UMass Lowell MAKING WAVES Bystander Training Workshop