Dear ADVANCE Colleagues,
We are writing to tell you about LATTICE: Launching Academics on the Tenure Track: an Intentional Community in Engineering. LATTICE is a national program, funded by the National Science Foundation (HRD-1500310), to advance faculty diversity in engineering. It includes a professional development intervention and a research study to understand why the intervention works. LATTICE seeks to positively impact early-career women in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and early-career underrepresented minority women across all fields of Engineering who are interested in faculty careers. LATTICE participants will gain a stronger sense of career self-efficacy and a stronger sense of belonging through a combination of symposia, peer mentoring networks, and other support structures over a two-year period. The long-term goal of LATTICE is to diversify the national engineering faculty population.
We are writing to ask for your help announcing this program to your colleagues as we are now actively recruiting applicants for our 2019 national LATTICE symposium, to be held May 30 - June 2, 2019 outside of Seattle, WA. 2019 LATTICE participants will be early-career underrepresented minority (URM) women in engineering who are interested in faculty careers. Early career includes postdoctoral researchers, assistant professors, assistant research professors, and other pre-tenure level engineering positions. Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm Pacific Time, Friday, December 21, 2018. We would appreciate your assistance in passing along this e-mail to any of your colleagues who might be interested in our program.
Please visit our website (www.advance.washington.edu/lattice) for program details and application materials. Applications are due December 21, 2018. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @LATTICEbites.