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New in 2013: ADVANCE Career Recognition Awards

The nomination period for the ADVANCE Career Recognition Awards for 2013-2014 has closed.

Read about the 2013 – 2014 awardees using the links below and check back here later this fall for information about the 2014 – 2015 nomination process.

Career Recognition Award Winners

                 kate beard mar 2014 editedKate Beard-Tisdale                   brawleySusan Brawley M TylerMary Tyler

Acknowledging the significant contributions of accomplished female scientists inspires peers seeking role models and mentors, and has been shown to support career advancement for women faculty at every rank.

In an effort to support the recruitment and retention of women faculty in STEM and Social-Behavioral Sciences and to recognize the significant achievements of women faculty at the University of Maine, the Rising Tide Center is pleased to offer the ADVANCE Career Recognition Awards.

Guidelines for this new program are summarized below. The process is quick and simple so why not consider nominating a deserving female colleague for this academic year?

Eligibility Guidelines:Award

  • Women faculty in STEM and SBS disciplines
  • Academic appointment at the rank of full professor
  • Continued outstanding contribution(s) to the University of Maine’s tripartite mission

Nomination Process: Complete the simple nomination form (available  here as a fillable PDF), to include:

  • Your contact information
  • Nominee’s name and department or unit
  • 1 brief paragraph describing why the nominee is deserving of this award
  • ADVANCE staff will contact nominees to request a curriculum vitae and to solicit the names of colleagues who can provide letters of support for the nomination.
  • Nomination Deadline: To be announced for 2014-2015.


  • Three women were honored with Career Recognition Awards for 2013-2014.
  • Awardees were selected by a committee of faculty peers with awards announced in February 2014.

Honoring our Awardees: Awardees participated in the following events in 2014:

  • A public presentation highlighting their career achievements;
  • A panel discussion focused on the opportunities for women in science, and the professional challenges that still exist;
  • A reception acknowledging the accomplished careers and continuing contributions of the awardees.

In addition, honorees received a travel award of $3,000 to facilitate attendance at a prestigious conference where their work could be showcased on an international stage.


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