After five years of working towards increasing the number of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, ISU ADVANCE Program has reached the end of their program which was funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Program. With some funds still remaining, the group will now work on implemented the changes they have seen into the industry.
Faculty and staff across campus are supporting the work of ADVANCE, including Charles Glatz, chemical engineering professor at Iowa State. Glatz is also an ADVANCE professor who believes that there should be no reason why women are underrepresented in sciences.
He stressed that Iowa State’s Equity Advisors has been and will continue to be an important factor in bringing women into science-related fields by working towards more female-friendly environments. Glatz, who once was an Equity Advisor for the College of Engineering, said that it is up to the men to create a better work climate for women by “avoiding behaviors that tend to be associated with men.”
Read more about the ISU ADVANCE Program on the Iowa State Daily website.