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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 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 UM 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.


Welcome to our new director, Amy Blackstone, who joined The Rising Tide Center on Sept 1.

Now recruiting male colleagues to serve as Rising Tide ADVOCATES & ALLIES! Learn to recognize implicit biases as we seek to foster a supportive environment for all faculty regardless of gender, discipline, or rank.

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) recommends diversifying the faculty in STEM fields. Gain some perspective on gender equality from Roger Green, who will be on campus in October to launch the Rising Tide Advocates & Allies program.

Looking to recruit top-notch faculty? Before you launch a search or join a search committee, check out this new research-based guidebook. And be sure you share it with your departmental administrators, your peer committee, and your faculty colleagues!

New Faculty Corner

Sept. 26 New Faculty Breakfast has been cancelled. Find more information about other events, including a Nov. 21 new faculty event on our EVENTS page.

Having trouble identifying campus contacts? Seeking a mentor? Want to connect with a group of like-minded neighbors? Visit our New Faculty page to access a variety of resources that will help you settle in.

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