Explore publications, presentations and other outreach activities related to The NAVIGATE Project.


One-page flyer describing the NSF-funded NAVIGATE Project, a case-based training program for women in STEM developed by the University at Buffalo and California Polytechnic State University.

Press Releases

University at Buffalo press release and Cal Poly press release announcing the National Science Foundation NRT-IGE award in support of the development of the NAVIGATE Project.

University at Buffalo press release announcing the launch of free NAVIGATE project training materials.

Refereed Paper

Carrigan, C., Folks, L., Tumiel-Berhalert, L., & Schiller, N. (2022). Overcome gender discrimination in STEM using the case study method. ASEE 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition: Excellence Through Diversity, Minneapolis, MN.

Recorded Workshop

Video and handouts, slides, and facilitation guide for ASEE Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop: “The NAVIGATE Project - A Case-Study Approach to Overcoming Barriers to Advancement for Women,” presented by NAVIGATE Project PIs Liesl Folks, Coleen Carrigan, and Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, January 21, 2022. 

Invited Workshops

NAVIGATE Leadership Workshop,” presented by PI Liesl Folks, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, October 21-23, 2022.

“NAVIGATE Workshop:  Navigating Gender Bias, Inequity and Discrimination for Women in STEM Careers,” presented by PI Liesl Folks, Materials and Structural Systems Division Seminar Series, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, October 25, 2022.

NAVIGATE Project on IGE Hub

Visit the IGE Hub NAVIGATE web page, which highlights our work as one of NSF's Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) grant awardees to develop a training program for graduate students in STEM to help them overcome gender-based barriers to career advancement

Conference Paper Presentation

"Overcome Gender Discrimination in STEM Using the Case Study Method," by PIs/Co-PIs Coleen Carrigan, Liesl Folks, Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, and Nancy Schiller, presented by PI Liesl Folks, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition: Excellence Through Diversity, Minneapolis, MN, June 26-29, 2022.

Invited Presentation

“The NAVIGATE Project: Strategies for Career Success for Women in STEM,” presented by PIs Coleen Carrigan and Liesl Folks, Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, January 20, 2022.

Invited Class

Interactive, one-hour class session for UB Honors College undergraduates on strategic tools for career problem-solving presented by PI Laurene Tumiel-Berhalter, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, April 12, 2022.

Invited Talk

"Innovative Ways to Advance Cultural Change in STEM,” presented by PI Coleen Carrigan for the University at Buffalo Gender Institute/ co-sponsored by the Feminist Research Alliance, Buffalo, NY, September 13, 2018.


PI Coleen Carrigan's book Cracking the "Bro" Code (MIT Press, 2024) is a bold ethnographic study of sexism and racism in contemporary computing cultures theorized through the analytical frame of the “Bro Code.” Drawing from feminist anthropology and STS, Carrigan shares in this book the direct experiences of women, nonbinary individuals, and people of color, including her own experiences in tech.