Dr. Chavonda Mills part of team to receive $1.1 million grant from National Science Foundation

Dr. Chavonda Mills part of team to receive $1.1 million grant from National Science Foundation

Georgia College’s Dr. Chavonda Mills, professor of chemistry and chair of the department of chemistry, physics and astronomy, is part of a new project awarded more than $1.1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The ADVANCE PLAN project provides opportunities at 29 COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges) schools to bring research-based training in gender equity issues to administrators and to provide networking opportunities for women faculty and faculty from underrepresented groups.

The project is led by Wendy Pogozelski, SUNY Geneseo distinguished teaching professor of chemistry, and Karleen West, SUNY Geneseo associate professor of political science and international relations.

Mills is a co-principal investigator, along with three others.

"The four-year grant is designed to improve the representation and climate for women faculty in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and faculty from underrepresented groups by transforming institutional policies and practices that contribute to gender inequities in STEM," said Mills. "This will be accomplished by training administrators and those in positions of authority to recognize bias, identify intersectional policies, and solve issues that contribute to gender inequities in STEM. The project will also provide professional support and networking opportunities for women STEM faculty, equipping them with the necessary tools to navigate through the professoriate ranks and enter into academic administration."

More information is available here.

Updated: 5/14/2020
Victoria Fowler
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