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Initiatives

Intervention diagram for Microaggressions. 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.

The Making WAVES Project includes a range of initiatives designed to promote an academic environment that supports STEM women. The interventions associated with the WAVES project aim to:

  • Disrupt subtle biases and microaggressions
  • Promote alternative support networks for STEM faculty
  • Address organizational policies and practices that can breed bias

Follow the links to learn more or get involved.

GOAL 1: Disrupt Subtle Biases & Microaggressions

GOAL 2: Provide Mentoring

GOAL 3: Promote Equity & Accountability