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    An NSF funded program to improve the climate for UNH faculty through fair and equitable policies, practices, and leadership development.
  • Building Blocks for Your Career
    Building Blocks for Your Career - a new professional development series for all faculty.
  • Pathways to Tenure
    UNH ADVANCE is committed to mentoring as path to career success. The Pathways to Tenure workshop series will equip you with the knowledge of steps you need to take to reach tenure.
  • PowerPlay Actors Performing at GEAR UP
    Are you a current or future faculty search committee member or chair? Get the tools and knowledge to conduct a fair and equitable search for new faculty with GEAR UP (Gender Equity and Recruitment of Underrepresented People ) Search Committee Training.
  • Advancing Chairs as Leaders
    Building and reinforcing the strategies, skills, and practices of chairs, this workshop series is co-sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost (SVP) for Engagement and Academic Outreach and UNH ADVANCE.


The goal of UNH ADVANCE is to improve faculty climate and academic leadership through increased fairness, transparency, and clarity of recruitment, retention, and promotion and tenure policies and practices. While the ADVANCE grant is directed at retaining and advancing women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), the overall goal to transform the climate of the university benefits the entire UNH faculty.

For a list of upcoming faculty professional development workshops, click here.
Next Event: Building Blocks for Your Career: Collaborating at UNH. Register here


Three UNH ADVANCE Faculty Fellows Receive
Prestigious UNH Awards

Dr. Will Clyde: Carpenter Professorship

Dr. Ruth Varner: Class of 1940 Professorship

Dr. David Kaye: Lindberg Award


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Climate Survey

ADVANCE Spotlight


Yaning Li, Ph.D.Yaning Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support her work with a new family of honeycomb-like, auxetic chiral composites. Li’s work utilizes new advances in 3D printing, allowing her to create and conduct experiments on the material, which can flex and stretch as well as absorb energy.  In addition to the research applications for this grant, Li plans to use a substantial portion of the funding to further educational opportunities and outreach at UNH. She wants to provide in-lab learning situations for students, inclusive of K-12 students through graduate students.  Li is one of three UNH Assistant professors, and the sole UNH woman to be awarded this prestigious grant in this funding cycle.