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Read Maine EPSCoR’s Summer 2020 Newsletter

  Learn about some of the newest and most impactful NSF EPSCoR-funded research and outreach taking place in the state of Maine. Photos featured in this newsletter were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Featured Articles include:  Maine’s Acadian Forest: The potential frontline of climate change in the age of vulnerability and big data […]

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Expanding Research Capacity in the State of Maine

by Liz Theriault, Maine EPSCoR Student Writer MAINE EPSCOR’S NEWEST TRACK-1 GRANT, titled Molecule to Ecosystem: Environmental DNA as a Nexus for Coastal Ecosystem Sustainability for Maine (Maine-eDNA), is bringing environmental DNA research to the Pine Tree State, and positioning Maine as a national leader for understanding eDNA. As a part of the program’s funding, […]

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Maine-eDNA: Looking backward to move Maine forward

by Liz Theriault, Maine EPSCoR Student Writer WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU PICTURE A TIME MACHINE? Maybe it’s the car from the popular 1980s film Back to the Future. Or perhaps you picture a metal box decorated with flashing lights and mysterious levers. But for Michael Kinnison, he pictures environmental DNA (eDNA). Kinnison is […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Doug Rasher, Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow

by Liz Theriault, Maine EPSCoR Student Writer With the new EPSCoR RII Track-1 Grant, Molecule to Ecosystem: Environmental DNA as a Nexus of Convergent Research for Maine’s Coastal Ecosystems (Maine-eDNA), comes new faculty members and principle investigators to lead interdisciplinary groups of researchers. For Maine-eDNA, Dr. Doug Rasher has taken on the role of Project […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Andrew Goupee, UMaine Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

by Liz Theriault, Maine EPSCoR Student Writer Dr. Andrew Goupee came to the University of Maine for his undergraduate career in the fall of 1999, and due to the various academic and professional opportunities UMaine presented, remained to complete the entirety of his academic career. Currently, Dr. Goupee teaches Strength of Materials; Dynamics; Mechanical Vibrations; […]

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Working with Salmon Farmers

Liz Theriault, ME EPSCoR Student Writer SEANET researchers hope to make sea lice infestations a thing of the past One of the biggest challenges faced by the Maine salmon industry comes in the form of a tiny creature. Salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) are one species of sea lice, which are parasites that infest both Pacific […]

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Group working on mapping project

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions

Marcella Silver, ME EPSCoR Writer  & Liz Theriault, ME EPSCoR Student Writer Creating a Legacy of Solving ‘Wicked Problems’ through Team Science Every day, students and staff pass by a large banner in the entrance to UMaine’s Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions that displays a photograph of the center’s namesake, Senator George J. Mitchell, and […]

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