Feb 23, 2021

Dear campus community,

All UCI community members are invited to attend the virtual public ceremony of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change Institutional Awards at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 25.

Shirley Malcom, director of SEA Change and a senior advisor for AAAS, will present a Bronze Award to Chancellor Howard Gillman on behalf of UCI. The award recognizes UCI’s history of leadership and ongoing commitment to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. The 2021 ceremony honors UCI and Arizona State University, the newest recipients of this accolade.

RSVP to receive the zoom link for this virtual event at: https://aaas.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dCjctuB1REKG5j3PAja6Rg.

The SEA Change Institutional Bronze Awards recognize institutions of higher education in the United States for commitment and action taken to identify, assess, and remove structural and systemic barriers to the inclusion and success of all interested individuals, regardless of their personal identities. The SEA Change program is inspired by the self-assessment process used by Athena Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN) in the United Kingdom that recognizes higher education and research institutions using good practices to advance gender equality in STEMM.

One of the largest scientific professional associations in the world, AAAS has honored 185 UCI faculty members for their individual scientific achievement and contributions to research.

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Douglas M. Haynes, Ph.D. (Pronouns: he/him/his)
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Chief Diversity Officer
Director, ADVANCE Program
Professor of History