Welcome to the Center for Diversity

Our office's primary purpose is to increase the recruitment and retention of students from underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pursuing degrees in engineering and applied sciences at all academic stages. Historically, women of all backgrounds, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans are underrepresented in STEM and are thus our target groups to support; however, our doors are always open to students of all genders, backgrounds, and identities who seek our guidance and support. We believe that the varied perspectives brought by students, researchers and teachers of different backgrounds encourage creativity and innovation in problem definition and design solutions essential to the field of engineering.
We warmly encourage you to browse through our website to learn about our vision and mission, and to explore the services and programs we offer for pre-college, undergraduate and graduate students, and P–12 math and science teachers. 


Funding Opportunities through the Simons Foundation
3 funding opportunities through the Simons Foundation are now accepting submissions from UVa Faculty. The awards are available to faculty conducting research in: Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems (MMLS), mathematics, physics, and theoretical computer science. Email parrish@virginia.edu with questions regarding each specific funding opportunity.
Internal submissions deadlines: August 25, 2014
Click here to submit a proposal packet!

Biosciences Opportunities Preview Weekend at UW-Madison
Interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the biosciences? The University of Wisconsin-Madison will be hosting a  Biosciences Opportunities Preview (BOPS) Weekend this October 2-5, 2014. BOPS is an all expenses paid opportunity for prospective students to learn about biological science graduate programs at UW-Madison. UW-Madison is one of the largest bioscience research institutions in the nation; ranking in the top 20 of all research programs worldwide for NIH funded biomedical research. It is a leader in stem cell research and in the top 10 for bioscience research in the nation.
Application deadline: August 15, 2014
Click here to learn more and access the application!

Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is accepting proposals for the Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences. The Mason Award will provide three grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. The award is intended to support the applicant's research project and provide career advancement. Applicants must have a "full-time" career-track appointment. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply.
Proposal deadline: September 15, 2014
Click here to learn more and access the online application!

IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI)
The 2014 IEEE SSCI is requesting applications for a Doctoral Consortium that will be running alongside the symposium this year. The objective of this Doctoral Consortium is to provide an opportunity for Ph.D. students to discuss their dissertation research topics, research plans, and research methodologies in a supportive environment wiht peers in the community. The feedback, advice, and guidance will be invaluable to Ph.D. students in supporting their current and future research in computational intelligence and their future careers.
Submission deadline: July 15, 2014
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Center for Diversity in Engineering UVA Home * Research Carolyn Vallas, Director
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