Bethel Seballos, associate professor of Chemistry, was recently named a National Science Foundation ASCEND Faculty Fellow for 2020-2024.
Through the NSF ASCEND (which stands for Advancing STEM Careers by Empowering Network Development) fellowship program, Seballos will participate in an inter-institutional peer mentoring network to foster the retention and advancement of a diverse STEM faculty population.
The NSF ASCEND program is part of a $1 million grant that is being used to create peer mentoring networks of mid-career STEM women faculty and administrator allies across institutions and regions. The collaborative initiative involves nine project leaders, 60 faculty participants and 15 administrator participants from colleges and universities across the Northwest, the Midwest and the Southeast.
Over the next four years, the participants will be engaged in conversations and training opportunities to give them the tools they need to advance their careers. Seballos will attend monthly online meetings, as well as annual regional meetings.
More information about the NSF ASCEND program can be found at the following link: https://wou.edu/ascend/