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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. 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

  • 11-18-14 Dr. Tarla Peterson, rofessor and Boon & Crockett Chair of Wildlife Conservation Policy in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, is the invited speaker for the 2014 Ethel Ashworth-Tsutsui Memorial Lecure.

  • 11-12-14 Dr. Katherine Banks will be part of the Engineering Leaders Conference on Engineering Education.

  • 11-03-14 Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Rutherford , associate professor of agricultural leadership, education, and communications, for receiving a 2014 Regional Excellence in College and University Teaching Award For Food and Agricultural Sciences.

  • 10-30-14 Dr. Robin R. Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) has identified nine ways robots can protect Ebola workers.

  • 10-29-14 Dr. Valerie E. Taylor spoke about the recent partnership between The Texas A&M University System and IBM at the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable meeting on October 15, 2014 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.