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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 to the University of Maine. The opinions, findings and recommendations expressed herein 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 opened November 1. Visit our GRANTS page to read more about eligible projects including professional development support for Rising Tide Advocates and Allies.

AFFINITY LUNCH: Have you heard about the Center for One Health and the Environment? On November 21 you can learn about this new interdisciplinary project focused on the signature area of climate change while you enjoy lunch. Read more on our EVENTS page.

EVENTS: Got bias? Recognizing implicit biases is the first step to minimizing their impact. Join us on Nov. 20 to be part of creating a more equitable and productive faculty experience at UMaine. Visit our EVENTS page to read more.

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE: Celebrate the achievement of women scientists at UMaine by nominating an accomplished female colleague for a Career Recognition Award. Don't wait - nominations close Dec.15!

Featured Faculty

Since moving to Maine, Dr. Cindy Isenhour has been intrigued by the state's vibrant repair, reuse and resale economy, from yard sales to Uncle Henry's.

I'm interested in formulating a research project on the culture of Maine's alternative economic institutions and ways that environmental and economic policy might work to support and incentivize this valuable economy. I'm looking for collaborators!

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