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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

  • 08-28-14 Dr. Valerie Taylor, senior associate dean for academic affairs and the Royce E. Wisenbaker professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is a co-PI on a National Science Foundation (NSF) project establishing an I-Corps Node.

  • 08-28-14 Dr. Valerie Taylor, senior associate dean for academic affairs and the Royce E. Wisenbaker professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is a co-PI on a National Science Foundation (NSF) project establishing an I-Corps Node. 

  • 08-27-14 Texas A&M University chemist Marcetta Darensbourg is exploring lessons provided in nature and focusing on the simplest of all molecules, hydrogen, to open related doors to inexpensive, eco-friendly, hydrogen-based energy alternatives.

  • 08-26-14 Congratulations to Dr. Kim R. Dunbar, distinguished professor of chemistry, and Dr. Vickie M. Williamson, instructional assistant professor of chemistry for being selected to receive 2015 American Chemical Society Awards in recognition of their excellence and achievements in chemistry.

  • 08-20-14 Dr. Valerie Taylor, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor, is the Executive Director of CMD-IT (Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in Information Technology).