"To know who we are, we must understand how we are connected."

The NSF-funded ADVANCE Program at NJIT pioneers the use of social network analysis to affect institutional change and ensure the full participation of women in academic science and engineering.

Over the next two years NJIT ADVANCE researchers will introduce network mapping tools that will make it easier for faculty to locate potential interdisciplinary research collaborators and to take snapshots of their professional networks as they develop over time. These new network mapping tools will also help university administrators spot blockages in information flow, identify emerging leaders, and assess mentoring programs.
Take a look at our latest Podcast , GenderSummit3 North America presentation , GenderSummit3 North America RMap Demo , 2012 WEPAN Conference Paper and 2012 WEPAN Conference Presentation

Our Team

Nancy Chris

In the News

NJIT ADVANCE Presents at the GenderSummit3 North America in Washington, DC.

Presentation , Research Map Tool Demo

Getting to the Heart of it ALL: Connecting Gender Research, WIE Programs, Faculty & Corporate Partners

WEPAN 2012 Conference Click to view the conference presentation

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2011

National Science Foundation provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment. Its primary purpose is to serve as an information source. Click to view the report

Stemming the Tide
A University of Wisconsin in-depth study that explores why women leave engineering, with recommendations on how to reverse this trend. Click to view

Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups Click to view


Check out our Recent Advance Posters:

Advance Poster - Dr. Nancy Steffen-Fluhr Advance Poster - Regina

Recent Events

Faculty CAN "Reflections" and Welcome to Our New Faculty
THURSDAY, September 20, 2012 at 4:00 to 5:45 pm
Eberhardt Hall, Room 112

The 16th annual Gilbreth Colloquium
Dr. Santosh K. Kurinec, Professor and Head Department of Microelectronic Engineering Kate Gleason College of Engineering - Rochester Institute of Technology
"Using Creativity to Motivate Engineering Education"
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th at 3:00 – 4:30 P.M.
Campus Center Atrium, NJIT

Dr. Kurinec is distinguished by her devotion to infusing the excitement and potential of research into undergraduate teaching, thereby engaging students and preparing them as future microelectronic engineers

Innovation & collaboration  Showcase - March 7, 2012

"Social Media - Tools to Enhance Collaboration and Business Potential“
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7th at 11:30 – 3:00 P.M.
Eberhardt Hall, NJIT

For the Media

"Mapping Faculty Social Networks Helps Female Faculty Move Ahead at NJIT" Click to view


Take a look at our latest Brochure:


Video Feature: Katia Passerini

Faculty Recruitment Toolkit

Professional Organizations

Gender Bias & Equity

Status of Women Faculty

Career Resources

Recruitment & Retention Toolkits

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Research Networks

NJIT Advance

Researcher Networking Tool

Related links

   Murray Center for Women in Technology
   National Science Foundation
   Society of Women Engineers