Once a year, each college will invite a woman scholar who is an individual with an exemplary career, and who is considered to be at the very top of their field. Lectures will be open to the campus, and participants from other colleges are encouraged to attend.
ADVANCE Professors are full professor women—distinguished women faculty of all disciplines—who act as role models and facilitators of professional growth in their colleges. Our first cohort of ADVANCE Professors are ending their term, and we are inviting applications for a second cohort to begin their term from June, 2012 to August, 2013. Our current ADVANCE Professors include a member and liaison to each of our colleges/schools, as well as two ADVANCE Professors who work to support women faculty of color (
Lehigh University's Natalie Foster contributed to a recent Journal of Chemical Education article exploring the situation for current and future female faculty in chemistry and chemical engineering departments.
Have you ever asked, "Who are the prominent women in physics?" Lehigh ADVANCE is happy to include in our links a unique resource: CONTRIBUTIONS OF 20th CENTURY WOMEN TO PHYSICS by Nina Byers, UCLA, and colleagues.
Does describing the challenges (real or perceived) women face while pursuing scientific careers drive women away?
Alice Huang’s editorial in the February 18, 2011 issue of Science addresses the question of why women should still bother. To read the full article, a subscription to Science is required.
Dr. Dunbar is a chemist. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. She is single, has three rescue dogs and a cat, and enjoys gardening, reading, and music. In 2011, she was named an American Chemical Society Fellow in recognition of her excellence in chemistry and service to the society.
Dr. Economides is a petroleum engineer. She was the first American woman to earn a PhD in Petroleum Enginieering. She spent part of her career working in industry in France. In 2003, she became a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
The ADVANCE Speaker Series has two goals. First, the ADVANCE Center for Women Faculty is working to bring in one or two senior women scientists and engineers per year who have also been active in gender and diversity issues to speak. The speakers meet with smaller groups (including Department Heads and senior faculty) to discuss issues related to diversity in STEM. The second goal is to bring in mid-career and senior women scientists and engineers that are nominated by STEM departments for recruiting purp
This presentation from the 2010 PI Meeting covers: an overview of Advancing Ways of Awarding
Recognition in Disciplinary Societies(AWARDS) grant to AWIS; designed to create a sustainable framework for ensuring progress toward more equitable awards and recognition for women and members of
underrepresented groups in a wide range of scientific communities.
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The methods and procedures outlined in these toolkits will help you to meet the NSF reporting requirements and conduct effective program evaluations. Toolkits are available here.
The ADVANCE Implementation Mentors Network connects change leaders at ADVANCE grantee institutions to increase their efficiency and effectiveness. advanceaimnetwork.org
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SBE-0244916, with additional support from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Henry Luce Foundation.