The Partnership of Women in Engineering, Research, & Science (PoWERS) was formed when the National Science Foundation (NSF)
ADVANCE PAID grant was awarded. The purpose of the grant is to increase the number of women faculty in engineering, science, pharmacy, and
medicine at Texas Tech University (TTU) and Texas Tech University Health Science Center (HSC).
PoWERS is a collaborative project between the TTU College of Engineering, TTU College of Arts and Sciences,
HSC School of Pharmacy, and the HSC School of Medicine. The project includes a collection of initiatives over three years
that will enhance and augment existing recruiting, retention, and promotion efforts for women faculty.
PoWERS has chosen to adopt proven strategies from successful NSF-ADVANCE universities that will enhance our ability to
recruit and retain women faculty within the PoWERS participating departments at TTU and HSC during the next three years.
Program initiatives include:
- a recruiting program
- a two-component mentoring program
- a mandatory third year pre-tenure and promotion review
- a more effective exit interview
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