NSF Advance

Advancement of Women in in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

This University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) collaboration will operate the Center for Research, Excellence and Diversity in Team Science (CREDITS). CREDITS is an integrated research and training program that seeks to increase and enhance the capacity, effectiveness and excellence of team science efforts in California. For more information, click here.

Alignment to Grad Initiative 2025 Goals

  • Advance faculty diversity in STEM fields
  • Engage STEM faculty in collaborative UC-CSU research opportunities


National Science Foundation CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

CSU-LSAMP is a statewide, comprehensive academic support program dedicated to serving individuals who have faced or face social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in the STEM disciplines. CSU-LSAMP aims to increase the number of individuals graduating from CSU campuses with baccalaureate degrees in the STEM disciplines. For more information, click here. 

Alignment to Grad Initiative 2025 Goals

  • Increase the 6-year graduation rate for first-time freshmen majoring in STEM
  • Increase the 4-year graduation rate for transfer students majoring in STEM
  • Eliminate the achievement gap for historically underrepresented and low-income students majoring in STEM