A STEM Equity Brain Trust

Intersectional, Intentional, Inclusive

The ARC Network strives to advance STEM equity in academia by convening diverse audiences to collaborate, share, and implement the best practices and tools shown to effect change.


Tenured women faculty in STEM


Women of color non-tenure track faculty in STEM


Women of color tenure track or tenured in STEM

Source: National Science Foundation, Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities, 2014 and Ginther, D.K., and S. Kahn, Education and academic career outcomes for women of color in science and engineering, 2012.


Addressing systems of marginalization and privilege.


Cultivating self-awareness and action.


Creating authentic, sustainable and equitable environments.

STEM Faculty Networks and Gender: A Meta-Analysis

Mentoring is one area of research in which the experiences of women faculty of color are often subsumed within the larger category of women faculty, though the needs are different.

Women of Color and Mentoring: A Meta-Synthesis

Despite the theorized benefits of social networks, there is ever-increasing evidence that women’s marginalization and exclusion from networks may, in part, contribute to their underrepresentation in STEM.

Virtual Visiting Scholars

Synthesizing research to determine the effectiveness and applicability of interventions.

Kimberly Scott, EdD

Professor, Women and Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation,
Arizona State University

Ramón Barthelemy, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City


Joya Misra, PhD

Professor, Sociology and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ramon Goings, EdD

Assistant Professor, Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Association for Women in Science
National Science Foundation
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Funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program, Awards HRD-2121468 and 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 champion in North America to propel the inclusion of women in the field of engineering, the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), serves as the backbone organization of the ARC Network.

© 2018-2021 Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). All Rights Reserved.


© 2018-2021 Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN). All Rights Reserved.