December 1, 2014—Architecture graduate students Roxy Robles and Nicolette Stauffer are the coordinators of a new research interest group (RIG) at the University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society.
STAnDD, which stands for “supporting the advancement of diversity in design,” held its first organizational meeting in the fall term of AY 2014-15. STAnDD’s goals are to create opportunities for mentorship, leadership and collaboration within the environmental design community. The mission is to create a community for the advancement of women and the promotion of diversity in the fields of architecture and design.
Daisy-O’lice Williams, an assistant professor in the UO Department of Architecture, is the faculty sponsor for the STAnDD RIG.
RIG Plans for 2014-15
- Brownbag lunch talks with faculty and professionals from the community.
- Technology-based workshops (GIS, Adobe Suite, etc.).
- Fundraising movie nights.
- Collaborating with existing programs to perform outreach at area K-12 schools.
- Awareness campaigns surrounding facts about gender and diversity in the profession.
CSWS launched its research interest group model in 1994 with the intention to foster scholarly collaboration among faculty, staff, graduate students, and community members.