Each summer students work in groups of approximately 6 students, led by a Group Facilitator. They collect, analyze and interpret data related to a interdisciplinary research project, in which students are free to discuss new ideas and carry out group-designed experiments. The integrated model feeds from student curiosity, often has a real-world basis, and is led by a UMaine faculty member or expert in the field of study. Previously professors have kept the data collected by students and analyzed it as part of their own research.
Students and staff during the 2012 Group Project at Orono Bog