Bob Mason and Vrushali Bokil
2018 ADVANCE Fellows Robert Mason, Acting Head, Department of Integrative Biology, College of Science, Oregon State University (Left) and Vrushali Bokil, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Science (Right)

The College of Science annual report states that "Diversity is the catalyst for our inspiration and our potential." Staying true to this tenet, the college commends the transformational work of ADVANCE, and the college's new ADVANCE fellows in its online newsletter iMPACT. See an excerpt below, and click the title for the full article.



Science faculty receive fellowships to advance equity and inclusion in STEM fields

Congratulations to College of Science faculty Vrushali Bokil and Robert Mason who were named OSU ADVANCE Faculty Fellows for 2018. Their efforts will help the College and the university enhance awareness about diversity and inclusion, which are important issues in STEM fields.

Vrushali Bokil, an associate professor of mathematics, and Robert Mason, head of the Department of Integrative Biology, join six other Advance Faculty Fellows from across the university.

“The ADVANCE seminar was an incredible experience. you feel like crying, you feel helpless, you feel outraged, you feel empowered, and you feel purposeful. You feel all these things and more. In particular, I feel grateful to be part of a community of people that are dedicated to resolving inequities and making our community more just, diverse and equitable.” said Bokil.