Ayanna Howard, professor and Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Endowed Chair at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, will be speaking at the lecture in Spring 2018.

CLEMSON, South Carolina – The TIGERS ADVANCE Distinguished Speaker Series, which showcases the scope of diversity among STEM scientists, is now accepting applications for the Spring 2018 lecture series.

“TIGERS ADVANCE: Transforming the Institution through Gender Equity, Retention and Support” is a program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) aimed at reducing gender inequality and expanding career opportunities for Clemson faculty. The purpose of the Distinguished Speaker Series is to connect early-career faculty with leaders in their research discipline to promote networking skills and career development.

Tenured or tenure-track faculty members at Clemson University, whose research disciplines are eligible for NSF funding, are encouraged to invite renowned scientists who can speak not only about their research, but about their journey into their career. Applicants will receive up to $1,200 to host their speaker, who will stay in Clemson for a one- or two-day visit. To foster a sense of collaboration, applicants should partner with a tenured faculty member to co-host their speaker, and are encouraged to seek additional funding from their department or college.

Applications for Spring 2018 speakers should be submitted by Nov. 1, though organizers will consider applications for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 as they are received.

The application form, as well as additional information, is available on the TIGERS ADVANCE website. Questions should be directed to TIGERS ADVANCE associate director Margaret Ptacek at mptacek@clemson.edu.