Research Projects

  • January 1, 2009
    National Science Foundation
    Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Science Foundation

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What is NSF's ADVANCE Program?

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NSF's 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.

ADVANCE is dedicated to analyzing and eliminating gender disparities in academia. At Georgia Tech, ADVANCE provides resources to:

  • reduce gender bias within the academic setting;
  • mitigate barriers for academics due to family responsibilities; and
  • increase career advancement opportunities for women in the sciences.

As of 2012, women composed just under 40% of College of Architecture faculty, including four full professors. About 48% of graduate and undergraduate students in the College were female.

There have been huge advancements in gender equality in past decades, particularly at Georgia Tech. However, research here and at other schools show that there are still disparities in promotion and tenure practices, in the proportion of women in full professorships, in allocation of duties, in informal departmental communication and interaction, and in expectations regarding personal or family life. Some of this research is available at:

Other NSF ADVANCE resources include:

If you have any updates or questions about the COA ADVANCE Professor or activities, please contact angelika [dot] braig [at] coa [dot] gatech [dot] edu (subject: NSF%20ADVANCE) (Angelika Braig).