February 23, 2012

Lehigh ADVANCE was contacted by University Media Relations following a request by Kelsey Cruz to interview men STEM faculty who could comment on increasing representation of women in science. Dr. Hank Korth participated in a phone interview, and the work of Lehigh ADVANCE, the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program, and the ongoing efforts of other organizations and institutions are featured prominently in the final news story.

February 3, 2012

ELATE at Drexel™ is a one year part time Fellowship program designed to support the leadership development of senior women faculty in the fields of academic engineering, science, and technology. This exciting new program has attracted expert facilitators from these fields, and was recently awarded a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to implement rigorous research on the program’s impact and efficacy.

ELATE at Drexel will be accepting applications for its 2012-2013 fellowship year through March 1, 2012. Take this opportunity now to encourage the women faculty you work with to apply.

February 3, 2012

Lehigh ADVANCE is pleased to have selected the ADVANCE Chairs for 2012 and 2013: Dr. Kate Arrington, Associate Professor, Psychology; Dr. Kristen Jellison, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Jill Schneider, Professor Biological Sciences, and Dr. Svetlana Tatic-Lucic, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering join the leadership team and have the prime responsibility of co-organizing the ADVANCE Academic Symposium, currently scheduled for 2013.

January 19, 2012

The Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society nominations are due!

Please consider nominating your deserving undergraduate or graduate students, research scientists or post docs to become new/promoted associate or full members of Sigma Xi. Forms can be found at

Here are the rules and conditions for nomination:

1. The nominee should be in Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences or Physics disciplines.

January 5, 2012

This week's issue of Nature features an interview with Nancy Hopkins, who is retiring this spring from MIT. In 2005 she famously walked out during a presentation by Larry Summers, then-president of Harvard University, when he suggested that innate differences might account for the lack of women in high-achieving roles in science. Read her reflections on her career as a women in molecular genetics.

December 19, 2011

On the centennial of Marie Curie’s second Nobel Prize, Lehigh President Alice P. Gast joined an influential group of leaders in New York City to advance the role and participation of women in the sciences. Read the full story from Lehigh News and discover how Lehigh ADVANCE plays a role in addressing the underrepresentation of women in the sciences and engineering.

December 2, 2011

In the December issue of the American Sociological Review, Offer and Scheider examine multi-tasking as a source of gender inequality which could help explain previous findings that mothers feel more burdened and stressed than fathers, even as fathers contribute more to child rearing and housework. News media including NPR and the LA Times reported this research on Friday morning.