SUCCEED (Supporting UIC’s Commitment to a Community of Excellence, Equity and Diversity)

SUCCEED holds several annual workshops aimed at highlighting latest research on unconscious bias and best practices in the recruiting, retention and promotion processes in academia. The audience of the SUCCEED presentations includes:

  • Departmental Search and P&T committees
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering , and All Campus P&T committees

Members (2016-2017):

Alina Carmen Cojocaru (Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science)

Daniela Tuninetti (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

D’Arcy Meyer-Dombard (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences)

Tanya Wolf-Berger (Department of Computer Science)


WAAPI (WISEST Assistant and Associate Professor Initiative)

WAAPI organizes mentoring, networking and skill-building workshops aimed at providing support to junior faculty. Its yearly activities include:

  • Faculty Member Networking Meeting (Fall)
  • Research Enterprise Workshop (Spring)
  • Funding Workshop (Spring)

Members (2016-2017):

Didem Ozevin  (Department of Civil and Materials Engineering)

Laura Anderson (Department of Chemistry)

Yang Dai  (Department of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Ying Liu  (Department of Chemical Engineering)



Publicity/Outreach is in charge of maintaining the online presence of WISEST and takes the lead in organizing the WISEST Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program.

Members (2016-2017):

Daniela Tuninetti  (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Katherine Warpeha  (Department of Biological Sciences)

Misha Stephanov  (Department of Physics)

Reza Shahbazian-Yassar  (Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)