The University of Maine will host the daylong Maine EPSCoR State Conference, starting at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Wells Conference Center. The conference, “Building Partnerships for Sustainability Solutions,” will focus on enhancing sustainable science research collaboration. Keynote speaker Curt Spalding, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 1 administrator, will discuss “Sustainable Solutions for New England.” The conference will include panel discussions on building sustainable science research partnerships among disciplines, institutions and stakeholders. Speakers representing the National Science Foundation and UMaine will explain interdisciplinary student and faculty research opportunities, including those presented through the Maine EPSCoR Sustainability Solutions Initiative at UMaine. Participants also will hear about the university’s role in the Maine Tidal Power Initiative, learn about student research through a poster session and see a preview of the next Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Sustainable Maine” documentary series about the Sustainability Solutions Initiative. Details and an agenda are available on the EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) conference website.
Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756