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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. 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. 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. 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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  • 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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Recent Faculty News

  • 10-01-14 Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Dilma Da Silva holder of the Ford Motor Company Design Professorship II in engineering.

  • 10-01-14 Dr. Tracy Anne Hammond, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, was one of four speakers at Evolution of the Warfighter, Technology Version, an event designed to showcase the relationship between government funded research and general innovations.

  • 09-30-14 Dr. Gerianne Alexander, from the Department of Psychology, will be recognized at the annual College of Liberal Arts Fall Reception on Oct 1 as a new Cornerstone Faculty Fellow.

  • 09-30-14 Dr. Tasha Dubriwny, from the Department of Communication will be honored as a Rothrock Fellow at the annual College of Liberal Arts Fall Reception on Oct 1.

  • 09-30-14 Dr. Tracy A. Hammond, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, received a grant from the NSF Division of Information & Intelligent Systems' Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies office to investigate how spatial reasoning and sketching are linked and to develop software sketching tools.