NSF ADVANCE-IT and I-Corps™ Joint Summit

Part of the ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network Equity in STEM Community Convening
October 6-8, 2019  |  Westin Cleveland Downtown  |  Cleveland, Ohio

What is the NSF ADVANCE-IT & I-Corps™ Joint Summit?

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS), the University of Toledo and Purdue University will co-host the first ever National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE-IT and Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Joint Summit on October 8 as part of the ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network Equity in STEM Community Convening, held October 6-8, 2019.

Leveraging the collective resources and wisdom of two key NSF initiatives, former and current ADVANCE PIs, along with I-Corps™ Site leaders will come together. The NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (ADVANCE-IT) initiative aims to support the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative systemic change initiatives that promote gender equity for STEM faculty, while the NSF I-Corps™ program prepares members of the academic community to extend their focus beyond the university and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects.

If you have not received an invitation and are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Norman Rapino, Co-PI from the University of Toledo.

Transforming Institutions

An invitation-only event leveraging the collective resources and wisdom of two key NSF initiatives

Transforming Institutions

Leveraging the collective resources and wisdom of two key NSF initiatives, former and current ADVANCE PIs, along with I-Corps™ Site leaders will come together. The NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation (ADVANCE-IT) initiative aims to support the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative systemic change initiatives that promote gender equity for STEM faculty, while the NSF I-Corps™ program prepares members of the academic community to extend their focus beyond the university and accelerates the economic and societal benefits of NSF-funded, basic-research projects.

Sharing Resources

Connecting knowledge, learnings and efforts that often function in isolation

Sharing Resources

As the STEM equity brain trust, the ARC Network builds on the efforts of the NSF ADVANCE program to expand their application by sharing resources across institutions and efforts that often function in isolation, producing new perspectives, methods and interventions from an intersectional, intentional and inclusive lens.

Innovating for Entrepreneurship

Strengthening the STEM entrepreneurship ecosystem holistically

Innovating for Entrepreneurship

As part of the partnership with the University of Toledo and Purdue University, the ARC Network’s public Equity in STEM Community Convening will also feature a conference track called “ADVANCE to Market” with variety of sessions on inclusive entrepreneurship led by speakers from the ADVANCE-IT and I-Corps communities.

What the event organizers are saying

“By joining these important NSF programs at a local level, we anticipate the generation of many mutually beneficial initiatives that will address systemic barriers to women in academic STEM professions while enabling greater opportunity for female researchers – faculty and graduate students – to translate their research to products and services that benefit society and create economic opportunity. This joint effort is a testimonial to the dedicated people involved in the I-Corps and ADVANCE programs at all levels.”

– Dr. Norman Rapino, Co-PI from the University of Toledo

What the event organizers are saying

“We’re thrilled to co-host this event in tandem with the ARC Network’s Equity in STEM Community Convening. Not only is this a wonderful opportunity to create greater gender equity with I-Corps and STEM entrepreneurship, but it also provides the ADVANCE community with new pathways for sustaining their efforts once the grant funding ends.”

– Dr. Heather Metcalf, PI of the ARC Network and Chief Research Officer at AWIS

Inquiries and comments can be directed to Dr. Norman Rapino, Co-PI from the University of Toledo.

Agenda

Monday, October 7, 2019

Time Agenda Item Location
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Registration Open

Great Lakes Science Museum
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Joint Reception & Lightning Talks

Welcome from Pamela McCauley, PhD, Program Director, NSF, and Jessie DeAro, PhD, Program Director, NSF

Great Lakes Science Museum

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Time Agenda Item Location
7:30 am – 8:45 am

Registration Open

Breakfast served

Vanda North/South
Foyer
8:00 am – 8:45 am

Equity in STEM Community Convening Poster Showcase

6th Floor Prefunction
8:45 am – 9:00 am

Break

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

Welcome from Jessie DeAro, PhD, NSF
Agenda and norms introduction from Elizabeth Nilsen, facilitator

Vanda North/South
9:15 am – 10:00 am

ADVANCE-IT & I-Corps Think Tank

Identify assets at each program/institution in table-level discussions

Vanda North/South
10:00 am – 10:45 am

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Driving Innovation Impact – In the

Academy and Beyond

Systemic changes to create true diversity, equity and inclusion in innovations and
commercialization not only within academic institutions but how they can influence
the business and investment communities
Mary Juhas, Christine Grant, Donna Grant-Mills, Simone Soso

Vanda North/South
10:45 am – 11:00 am

Break

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Changing the Innovation Narrative: Widening and Strengthening

Commercialization Pathways

Panelists share their work to change the face and voice of commercialization and
academic entrepreneurship, including outreach encouragement and support to
under-represented faculty, by I-Corps, tech transfer or other commercialization
programs
Erin Kelley, Adrienne Minerick, Christina Pellicane, Erika Camacho

Vanda North/South
11:45 am – 2:30 pm

Table-Level Action Planning

Working lunch with facilitated action planning

Vanda North/South
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Next Steps

Closing remarks from Fay Cobb Payton
Next steps and follow up from Mary Raber, Committee Chair

Vanda North/South

 

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Reserve Your Hotel Stay

Westin Cleveland Downtown

777 Saint Clair Avenue NE, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 USA

A hotel room block has been reserved for attendees at a rate of 144 USD/night.

 

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Funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program, Award HRD-1740860, the ADVANCE Resource and Coordination (ARC) Network seeks to achieve gender equity for faculty in higher education science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. As the STEM equity brain trust, the ARC Network recognizes the achievements made so far while producing new perspectives, methods and interventions with an intersectional, intentional and inclusive lens. The leading advocate for women in STEM the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) serves as the backbone organization of the ARC Network.

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