Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity

April 10, 2023

CERSE Welcomes Daniel Mackin Freeman, Stephanie Breen, and Naomi Ramirez Alvarado!

We are excited to welcome Daniel’s, Stephanie’s, and Naomi’s perspectives and skills to the CERSE team!  Daniel is one of CERSE’s research scientists, joining the team in January. His broad research interests are STEM and art education, inequality, social class, and race and ethnicity. Daniel’s current research as a PhD candidate at Portland State University…

April 7, 2023

American Evaluation Association (AEA) 365 Blog Features CERSE’s Practices for Equity

Would you like to hear more about how CERSE integrates our equity values into our policies and practices at the center and with our partners? Read what our staff has to say in the AEA 365: A Tip-A-Day By and For Evaluators blog post, “Centering Equity in a University-Based Center.”   CERSE Director Elizabeth Litzler,…

November 17, 2022

Amrine White Receives the 2022 PNLHA Best Paper in Labor Studies Award

CERSE student research assistant Amrine White received the 2022 Best Paper in Labor Studies award from the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association for her political science thesis titled “My Neighborhood School: a geospatial analysis of the relationship between race, wealth, and segregation of Seattle Public Schools”.  Well done, Amrine! 

September 30, 2022

CERSE Research Scientist Erin Carll Research Co-PI on UW Department of Statistics NSF Award

The University of Washington’s Department of Statistics recently secured a $1.1 million, six-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarship in STEM (S-STEM) award to support its work on the Pacific Alliance for Low Income Inclusion in Statistics and Data Science (PALiISaDS). This alliance will provide participating students a three-year bridge program with financial support, research opportunities, and…

April 19, 2022

Hanna Moss Receives 2022 Pacific Northwest LSAMP Conference Poster Award

CERSE student assistant Hanna Moss received a best poster award for her poster, titled “Gender, Race and Perceptions of Campus Safety,” presented at the 2022 Pacific Northwest LSAMP Conference in early April. Well done, Hanna!

April 18, 2022

Congratulations CERSE Research Scientist Erin Carll on becoming a 2021 Journal of Engineering Education Star Reviewer!

Each year the Journal of Engineering Education (JEE) considers reviewers on the number of reviews completed, recommendations by Associate Editors , and the nature of the reviews submitted in the past year. A strong review generally includes constructive, detailed feedback that the reviewer situates within their own positionality. This award means our own Erin Carll is in the…

February 9, 2022

Meet CERSE’s Newest Graduate Research Assistants: Audrey Omar, Andrea Brudvig and Arwen Chiu

We are excited to welcome these Graduate Research Assistants to the CERSE team! Audrey is a current PhD student who will be working on National Center for Women and Information Technology projects. In her free time she enjoys baking, tap dancing and spending time with her family. Andrea is a graduate student in Social Work…

January 19, 2022

CERSE Assistant Director Cara Margherio was interviewed by The Stranger about the ongoing effort by UW Research Staff to organize a union.

Dr. Margherio is on the union’s Organizing Committee, which aims to improve equity at UW through collective bargaining. Currently, academic researchers at UW are not part of a union. UW research staff do advanced work, often following years of training and experience, to address society’s most urgent issues: from Covid to climate change and more….

January 18, 2022

Register for Assistant Director Dr. Cara Margherio’s Upcoming Talk on Equity in Engineering Education

For more information and registration click here

July 6, 2021

Presenting CERSE’s newest graduate research assistants, Riddhi Divanji and Lucas Olson!

Riddhi is pursuing her M.Ed. in Measurement and Statistics in the College of Ed. Department of Educational Psychology. She is excited to evaluate outcomes in higher education and polish her qualitative analysis skills at CERSE. In her free time, Riddhi enjoys Bharatnatyam (Indian classical dance) and longboarding.     Lucas is a PhD candidate at…

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