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ADVANCE Rising Tide Center


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The NSF ADVANCE Program

“The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.”

The ADVANCE Rising Tide Center

UMaine’s Rising Tide effort includes four key goals:

The ADVANCE Rising Tide Center will support strategic initiatives at UMaine and the University of Maine System that will embed transformation in a focused, sustainable institutional regime to create “a rising tide that will lift all boats.”

Faculty Opportunities

With a $3.2 million, five-year NSF ADVANCE grant, UMaine will establish the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center, which in collaboration with our partners will implement faculty support initiatives to achieve its goals:

Women in STEM and SBS at the University of Maine

At the University of Maine, tenure track women comprise 10% of faculty members in engineering, the physical sciences, mathematics and computer science, compared with 16% nationally; 23% of the social and behavioral sciences compared with 39% nationally, and in 30% biology compared with 30% nationally.   Source: NSF (2008)


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Contact Information

ADVANCE Rising Tide Center
5703 Alumni Hall, Room 229
Orono, Maine 04469-5703
Phone: 207-581-3439 | Fax: 207-581-3450E-mail: risingtide@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865