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Rising Tide Goals

UMaine’s Rising Tide effort focuses on increasing the percentage of women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) fields to develop a more diverse workforce.

Learn more about the mission of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center

"This work is funded by National Science Foundation Grant No. 1008498. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation."

ADVANCE Leadership

While the ADVANCE grant is directed at retaining and advancing women faculty in STEM and Social and Behavioral Sciences, working toward this goal benefits all UM faculty.

Read more from Dr. Hecker, ADVANCE Principal Investigator.

“A rising tide lifts all boats.”
This is the concept guiding the work of the Rising Tide Center.

Read a message from Dr. Susan Gardner-Dunlea, Director of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.

Meet the ADVANCE co-investigators ‎here.


ADVANCE CAREER RECOGNITION AWARDS. Celebrate the significant contributions of UMaine's most accomplished women faculty. Join us on April 16 when Susan Brawley presents "Small is beautiful: Marine spores, eggs and bacteria." A panel discussion, awards ceremony and reception will follow her presentation. Visit our EVENTS page to for more details about these outstanding faculty and these special events.

The April 11 luncheon event with Dr. Jeanne Flavin has been CANCELLED. We hope to reschedule this event at a later date.

SAVE THE DATE: May 20, 2014 for ADVANCING WOMEN IN ACADEMIA: 3rd Annual Networking Conference. Keynote speaker Dr. Daryl Smith will debunk the myths around diversifying the faculty while workshops offer strategies for building collaborations across institutions and recruiting women faculty.

New Faculty Resources

Visit our New Faculty page to access a variety of resources that will help you identify campus contacts, plan for achieving tenure, find a mentor, and even connect with social groups in the Bangor area.

Meet our Faculty Liaison

Not sure how to resolve an uncomfortable workplace situation? Our FACULTY LIAISON, Devon DeMarco, might be able to help.

Read more about the ADVANCE Liaison here

ADVANCE Rising Tide Center
5703 Alumni Hall, Room 229
Orono, Maine 04469-5703
Phone: 207-581-3439 | Fax: 207-581-3450
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469