ABOUT THE ACES PROGRAM

Promoting the full participation of women at all levels of faculty and academic leadership.

Advance Proposal (PDF)

With generous support from the National Science Foundation, the Academic Careers in Engineering and Science (ACES) program at Case Western Reserve University seeks to contribute to the development of a national science and engineering (S&E) workforce that includes the full participation of women at all levels of faculty and academic leadedership.

Over the 5 year grant period, the ACES program at Case will be implemented in two phases.

Phase I

Phase I, the current phase, begins with the deans, chairs, faculty, and students in the four pilot departments (Chemistry, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Organizational Behavior, and Physiology & Biophysics) participating in initiatives which include intensive coaching, mentoring, networking, and training and development.

Phase II

An extension of the best practices will begin in Phase II and include all ACES departments. As we specifically target our efforts through ACES to improve the participation and leadership of women faculty in S&E disciplines, simultaneously these efforts will improve the overall campus climate for all faculty and all university members, including our students and staff.

 

ACES 2004 Summer Undergraduate Fellows (L-R):

aces 2004 summer internsDionne Griffin
(Edinboro University),
Shayla Merry
(Fisk University),
April Walls
(Fisk University),
Ami Barry
(Fisk University),
Kiedra Kincaide
(Fisk University),
Amina Bilal (Biomedical Engineering Summer Program, Fisk University),
Elizabeth Stewart (Fisk University).

ACES encompasses 31 departments in fields of research supported by NSF which include the following:(*denotes ACES pilot departments)

College of Arts & Sciences

Anthropology
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry*
Geological Sciences
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Statistics

School of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Macromolecular Science & Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering*

School of Medicine

Anatomy
Biochemistry
Center for RNA Molecular Biology
Genetics
Molecular Biology & Macrobiology
Neurosciences
Pharmacology
Physiology & Biophysics*

Weatherhead School of Management

Economics
Information Systems
Marketing & Policy Studies
Operations Research
Organizational Behavior*