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Welcome to the ADVANCE Center website!  The Texas A&M ADVANCE program was funded in October, 2010 by the National Science Foundation and is an interdisciplinary collaboration among departments in STEM fields of study (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

The program consists of twelve activities which are being evaluated for efficacy and six associated social science studies. These initiatives are being conducted in an effort to transform our institution in ways that will increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers. We are strongly committed to faculty diversity and the further implementation of university policies and practices that promote gender equity.

Our aim is to create a better workplace for everyone by promoting faculty growth and development, health and well-being, involvement, recognition, and work-life balance.

Conversations with our Highly Accomplished Faculty

  • Dr. Marcetta Darensbourg

    "When I realized I loved scholarship, particularly chemistry, and that my personality was to explore and be independent, a career in academia was the best choice for me."

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  • Dr. Christine Economides

    "Our time has arrived. Young women faculty are doing excellent research and becoming wonderful role models for our young women students."

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  • Dr. Karen Wooley

    "Find your passion and follow it. If you don't love what you do, change it. Don't be concerned with negative criticism. Treat everyone equally regardless of factors that are beyond their control (gender, race, etc.)."

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  • Dr. Olga Kocharovskaya

    "With the birth of our son, maintaining work-life balance became truly challenging. But from the bottom of my heart, I would like to advise female researchers not to be afraid to meet this challenge."

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  • Dr. Kim Dunbar

    "Expect the most of yourself, work hard, and find a scientific path that you are passionate about and which takes advantage of your finest qualities."

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Recent Faculty News

  • 09-10-14 Dr. Haiyan Wang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named Fellow of the world's largest association of materials scientists and engineers, ASM International.

  • 09-04-14 Dr. Perla Balbuena, a researcher with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and a professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded $990,000 from the Department of Energy.

  • 09-02-14 Dr. Eun Jung Kim, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop on-chip network research.

  • 09-01-14 The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) has named Kristan Poirot, assistant professor of Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies, as a Montague-CTE Scholars for 2014-2015.

  • 08-29-14 The research of Dr. Jodie L. Lutkenhaus received a "Hot" classification by the Royal Society of Chemistry's journal Soft Matter.