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The ADVANCE Program is funded by the Office of the Provost, with the express purpose of increasing the representation and advancement of faculty women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields (STEM). The current ADVANCE Program is an institutionalization of the best practices and initiatives that resulted from a NSF ADVANCE Program Institutional Transformation 5 Year Award received in October, 2003.


Fall 2013 Events:

9/8/2013--WISE Picnic, 11:00am-3:00pm, Marie desJardin's Residence

WISE invites you and yours to have some fun and welcome new faculty to UMBC and celebrate promotions and tenures

10/7/2013-ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series-Dr. Susan Lindquist

"Yes We Can: A Woman's Perspective on a Life in Science"

Schedule of Events

11:00-12:00pm- ADVANCE Leadership Alliance Meeting-UC Ballroom Lounge

12:00-1:00pm-WISE Lunch, UC Ballroom Lounge

1:15-2:15pm- STEM Junior Women Faculty Meeting, UC Ballroom Lounge

4:30-5:30pm, Lecture: "Yes We Can: A Woman's Perspective on a Life in Science," Library Gallery

5:30-6:30pm, Reception, Library Gallery


11/18/2013-WISE Lunch Meeting, 12:00-1:00pm, UC Ballroom Lounge

12/2/2013-Faculty ADVANCEment Workshop-Research Development,

12:00-1:30pm, UC Ballroom Lounge

ADVANCE welcomes all faculty members to attend new Vice President for Research Dr. Karl Steiner's workshop on Research Development. Lunch will be served.


Please contact Autumn Reed at to RSVP for any of these events.



To learn more about NSF ADVANCE visit or download the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program Brochure


Welcome Message From Freeman Hrabowski


On behalf of the entire UMBC community, I'd like to welcome you to the ADVANCE Program at UMBC. I am so pleased that you are giving us the opportunity to introduce you to our university and to learn more about our commitment to supporting the full participation and advancement of women in academia. At UMBC ADVANCE, we focus on providing our faculty with the resources and support they need to have productive and satisfying careers.