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Rising Tide Goals

Our focus is on increasing the percentage of women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Social-Behavioral Science (SBS) fields to diversify the workforce. Methods include improving the climate at UMaine, reducing isolation and providing professional development opportunities for women faculty.

Learn more about the mission of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.

"This work is funded by National Science Foundation Grant No. 1008498. The findings and recommendations expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF."

Rising Tide Leadership

While the University of Maine's ADVANCE grant is directed at retaining and advancing women faculty in STEM and Social and Behavioral Sciences, working toward this goal benefits all UMaine faculty.

Read more from Dr. Hecker, ADVANCE Principal Investigator.

Welcome to the Rising Tide Center at the University of Maine! Our work is guided by the notion that “a rising tide lifts all boats.”

Read a message from Dr. Amy Blackstone, Director of the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center.

Meet the ADVANCE co-investigators here.


GET FUNDED: 2014-2015 grants competition opens November 1. Visit our GRANTS page to read more about eligible projects including professional development support for Rising Tide Advocates and Allies.

NEW FACULTY: It's never too early to start planning for promotion and tenure. Click here to find a variety of resources that will help you hit the ground running. And be sure you attend the November 13 ADVANCING to FULL workshop!

EVENTS: As a chair or unit director, are you facing staff reductions in your department? Plan to join us on December 3 to gain a new perspective on workforce management while you enjoy breakfast. Visit our EVENTS page for more information.

FACULTY RECRUITMENT: Before you launch a faculty search, check out this new research-based guidebook, and be sure to share this great resource with your colleagues!

Featured Faculty

Meet Dr. Rosemary Smith, from Electrical & Computer Engineering. She recalls that "when I first entered college, I was the only female Electrical Engineering major."

Get strategic advice from Dr. Smith as she considers her career at UMaine, and talks about what inspires her today.

Meet our Faculty Liaison

Want to have questions answered confidentially?
Our FACULTY LIAISON, Devon DeMarco, can help! Schedule a meeting with her when on campus to interview or once you arrive at UMaine.

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