Note: Thank you for your interest in ADVANCE Project TRACS, our NSF funded Institutional Transformational Grant which ended August 31, 2017. The pages that follow are historical documents for informational purposes only.

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We invite you to peruse our website which contains an archive of our projects and impacts. You also might be interested in these summary documents:

ADVANCE Impact Brochure 

Highlights of the Impacts from ADVANCE Project TRACS


List of Events over the life of the grant.


 Recipe for Change

A recipe for change: Creating a more inclusive academy

This article in Science lays out a six-point plan of what needs to change, who should participate, and how actors outside of the academy should have direct involvement in the process to achieve institutional transformation.

2015 CUPA-HR Award


Learn more about the 2015 CUPA award


The former ADVANCE Project TRACS Team.

TRACS graphic

Invoking the metaphor of a “runner’ s track” suggests women faculty in STEM/SBS frequently find themselves on an “outside” track with hurdles to overcome and a longer distance to run than their male counterparts.

We aimed to transform MSU by removing those hurdles and advancing women to an equal staring point.

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National Science Foundation logoThe material on this site is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. 1208831. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.