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Our Objectives

Cornell University is committed to diversity and gender equity and to an institutional environment where all faculty can achieve their greatest potential in research, education, and service. Despite the University's commitment, gender diversity remains a significant problem that affects the quality of our enterprise. Over the five year life of the ADVANCE grant, we aim to achieve 20% women faculty in each S&E department. This level will move the representation of women from token status to a critical mass in each department, the environment that most determines faculty daily life. Our longer-term objective is that a third of our S&E faculty be women by 2015, Cornell's sesquicentennial.

The National Science Foundation's ADVANCE Program

The NSF ADVANCE program's stated goals are to increase the recruitment, retention, and promotion into leadership positions of women in engineering and the sciences, and to institutionalize best practices, policies and programs across colleges as they pertain to women faculty.


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Provost W. Kent Fuchs

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From left to right: Sheila Hemami, Amy Pape Neish, Yael Levitte, Kim Weeden, Marjolein van der Meulen



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