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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. 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. 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. 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. 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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Recent Faculty News

  • 07-25-14 Congratulations to Assistant Professor Zoya Heidari on her recent awards from SPWLA.

  • 07-24-14 Bush School of Government and Public Service professor, Valerie Hudson, has helped TAMU become home to the largest and most comprehensive database on the global status of women. Check out The WomanStats Project.

  • 07-23-14 Congratulations to Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, assistant professor and the William and Ruth Neely Faculty Fellow in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, for receiving the Montague-CTE Scholar Award for 2014-2015 from the Dwight Look College of Engineering.

  • 07-23-14 Welcome, Dr. Ruihong Huang, to Texas A&M University. She will join the The Department of Computer Science and Engineering faculty as an assistant professor in Fall 2015.

  • 07-15-14 Wendy Jepson, an associate professor in the College of Geosciences, researches water security in parts of south Texas. She has found that segments of the population, especially along the Texas-Mexican border, exist in a “no-win waterscape,” with no easy access to clean water, no ability to pay for it and no immediate solution.