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2012 Maine EPSCoR State Conference

September 24, 2012
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono

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Monday, September 24, 2012: Wells Conference Center
Welcome and Introduction
  • Michael Eckardt, Vice President for Research, University of Maine
  • Vicki Nemeth, Director of UMaine Research Administration & Maine EPSCoR
  • Sian Mooney, National Science Foundation, EPSCoR Program Director
National Science Foundation: Opportunities and Sustainability Initiatives at the National Science Foundation

Maine EPSCoR Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI): Crossing Mutliple Boundaries on the Road to Solutions

The Role of Research, Social Learning and Innovation in Partnerships for Sustainability

Building Partnerships for Sustainability Solutions: The Maine Tidal Power Initiative

  • Teresa Johnson, Assistant Professor, School of Marine Science, UMaine

  • Gayle Zydlewski, Research Assistant Professor, School of Marine Sciences, UMaine

  • Michael "Mick" Peterson, Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, UMaine

  • Chris Bartlett, Marine Extension Associate, Maine Sea Grant

  • Glen Marquis, Project Development Manager, Ocean Renewable Power Company, Portland

Keynote Address: "Sustainable Solutions for New England"

Building Partnerships for Sustainability Solutions: Protecting Natural Resources at the Community Scale

  • Aram Calhoun, Professor, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology, UMaine

  • Kathleen Bell, Associate Professor, School of Economics, UMaine

  • Phillip de Maynadier, Wildlife Biologist, Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Augusta

  • Evan Richert, Town Planner, Orono

  • Jay Clement, Project Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England Division, Maine Project Office, Manchester

Building Partnerships: Collaborating for Student Success in Interdisciplinary Research and Education

  • Lauren Thornbrough, former SSI Undergraduate Researchers, UMaine and Karen Hutchins, SSI Graduate Research Assistant

  • Nicole Landry, SSI Undergraduate Researcher, UMaine and William Livingston, Associate Professor, School of Forest Resources, UMaine

Poster Session (throughout the day)

Go Blue!

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