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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. 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. 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. 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. 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

  • 02-24-15 Congratulations to Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering, for receiving the George Armistead, Jr. '23 Faculty Excellence Teaching Award for the second time. 

  • 02-11-15 Dr. Robin R. Murphy, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR), was recently awarded honorable mention in the 2015 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards)

  • 02-04-15 Dr. Jennifer L. Welch, Regents Professor and Chevron Professor II in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been named the editor of the ACM SIGACT News distribution computing column

  • 02-04-15 Dr. Tracy Hammond, Associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has created a project called GeoTrooper. Discovery Channel Canada's Daily Planet recently released a video featuring her GeoTrooper.

  • 01-29-15 Congratulations to Dr. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, for receiving the 2014 ESE Distinguished Alumna Award from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the university of North Carolina.