Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity

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…


May 28, 2021

CERSE Welcomes Naomi Yuen-Schat

CERSE’s newest undergraduate research assistant is Naomi Yuen-Schat. Welcome Naomi! Naomi is a third year undergraduate student majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in Political Economy and minoring in Gender, Women and Sexualities Studies. She is interested in global Indigenous sovereignty, as well as immigrants’ and women’s rights issues. She hopes to uplift BIPOC…


March 30, 2021

CERSE Graduate Research Assistant Anna Lee Swan publishes an article in Feminist Media Studies

Earlier this year, Graduate Research Assistant Anna Lee Swan published a sole-authored piece in Feminist Media Studies. The article, “Choosing recovery: postfeminist empowerment and the embodied self-brand,” considers the contradictions within online communities centering women’s public recovery from eating disorders. Swan looks at eating disorder recovery vlogging and the ways in which women can support…


March 12, 2021

CERSE Assistant Director Cara Margherio, former CERSE RA Kerice Doten-Snitker, and CERSE Director Liz Litzler recently published a book chapter in the ASCN publication “Transforming Institutions: Accelerating Systemic Change in Higher Education.”

This freely available book chapter was co-authored with colleagues at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and can be found in the ASCN publication “Transforming Institutions: Accelerating Systemic Change in Higher Education.” The chapter is titled “Cultivating Strategic Partnerships to Transform STEM Education” and presents findings from the REDPAR project. Their research suggests strategic partnerships are…


February 5, 2021

Graduate Research Assistant Daiki Hiramori’s work appears in the Journal of Population Problems

Congratulations to Daiki Hiramori who was published in the Journal of Population Problems 76(4):443-66 for his work on measuring sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in Japan. His paper demonstrates the need to examine SOGI in non-Western countries and utilizes one of the first population-based surveys to ask SOGI questions in Japan. This article is…


January 20, 2021

CERSE Welcomes Erin Carll

CERSE started the new year with a new addition to the team… Welcome Erin Carll! Erin is CERSE’s newest research scientist. Broadly, Erin is interested in how social statuses (race, gender, etc.) shape access to resources and opportunities, understandings and attitudes about the world, behavior, and what this ultimately means for wellbeing. She will be…


July 1, 2020

Dr. Litzler Receives The WEPAN Founders Award

The prestigious WEPAN Awards honor key individuals, programs, and organizations for accomplishments that underscore WEPAN’s mission. Honorees demonstrate extraordinary service, significant achievement, model programs, and exemplary work environments that promote a culture of inclusion and the success of women in engineering.  Dr. Litzler was awarded the WEPAN Founders Award for exemplifying the spirit of the…


November 1, 2019

BRAINS is Diversifying Academic Leadership in Neuroscience: National program positively impacts retention of over 150 neuroscientists from underrepresented groups

The national BRAINS Program has issued a new press release highlighting their work with seven cohorts of accomplished early-career neuroscientists belonging to underrepresented groups. Assistant CERSE Director Dr. Cara Margherio leads the evaluation and research components for the BRAINS leadership team.


June 1, 2019

Dr. Litzler appointed to Vice Chair of the American Society for Engineering Education Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the 2019-2020 Society year.

Dr. Litzler will succeed the position of Chair in June 2020 and will succeed the position of Past Chair in June 2021. The charge of the committee is to identify, implement, and oversee the actions associated with ASEE’s Diversity Strategic Plan. Its goal is to ensure that there is responsibility, continuity and accountability for progress…