This four year program (2012-2015) includes research to address gender equity among STEM faculty at teaching institutions of higher education in Central Pennsylvania. The research will inform programs and policies to improve conditions for success of female faculty in STEM fields. Other program components include workshops for recruitment, mentoring, and leadership development, and this web clearinghouse for model practices and professional networking.
NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers.
The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE focuses on ensuring that women faculty with earned STEM degrees consider academia as a viable and attractive career option.