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