Iowa State University is working with three other Midwestern universities in a project to help more women find faculty success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, the university announced. Cinzia Cervato, a Morrill professor of geological and atmospheric sciences at Iowa State University, is leading collaborators across the ISU campus and the other schools. The project is supported by a three-year, $996,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program, which is dedicated to advancing gender equity in academic STEM careers. In addition to Iowa State, partner universities are Michigan Technological University in Houghton, North Dakota State University in Fargo and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. “Our focus is the issues that women with families and women of color face at Midwest research institutions,” Cervato said.