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INSPIRES Graduate Student Profile: Sonia Naderi

By Stefania Irene Marthakis Sonia Naderi is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Maine, and she is using her knowledge and performing research within multiple fields of study (e.g., forestry). As a graduate research assistant, advised by Ali Abedi, she works in the WiSe-NET Lab, building wireless […]

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Maine Sea Grant NOAA graduate fellowship programs

Maine Sea Grant has announced two NOAA graduate fellowship programs with deadlines in January and February 2021. Each opportunity is listed below: Sea Grant/NMFS Graduate Fellowships in Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics: Application deadline is 26 January 2021  Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship: Application deadline is 19 February 2021 Graduate students are […]

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Funding Opportunity: National Science Foundation “Big Idea”

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Mid-scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI) Big Idea is intended to provide an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research capabilities in the mid-scale range ($6 million to $100 million), between the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) and Major Facilities thresholds. Recently, Solicitation NSF 21-537 for the Mid-scale RI-2 program (total project cost of $20 million to under […]

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NSF EPSCoR requests future topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator

The NSF Convergence Accelerator issued a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF-21-012): Request for Information (RFI) on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator program to capture national-scale societal impact ideas from the global community for fiscal year 2022. The RFI (Request For Information) is the kickoff of the Convergence Accelerator’s ideation process. Selected ideas will be asked to submit […]

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Meet Maine-eDNA: Brian Tarbox, Researcher

Associate Professor, Brian Tarbox, has been teaching in the Marine Science program at Southern Maine Community College since the 1990s. Tarbox has a unique professional background, which includes a Master’s degree in fisheries from the University of Maine, and past work experience in the aquaculture and fisheries industries, as well as experience with commercial diving […]

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NASA EPSCoR, International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement (OSTEM), in cooperation with the International Space Station (ISS) Research Office, NASA’s Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), the Science Mission Directorates (SMD), the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), and NASA’s nine (9) Centers plus NASA’s Jet Propulsion […]

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2021 Maine NASA EPSCoR Research Competition – Call for Proposals

The Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) is soliciting research proposals in anticipation of the release of the FY 2021 NASA EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) announcement in December 2020. More specific information regarding the solicitation can be found in the PDF below. Announcement Date: September 28, 2020 Letters of […]

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Maine-eDNA: Expanding research capacity in the state of Maine

With a new Track-1 grant from the National Science Foundation, comes new funding, new faculty and new research. Maine EPSCoR’s newest Track-1 Grant, titled Molecule to Ecosystem: Environmental DNA as a Nexus for Coastal Ecosystem Sustainability for Maine (ME-eDNA), is bringing environmental DNA research to the pine tree state, and positioning Maine as a national […]

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Meet Maine-eDNA: Sam Silverbrand, Graduate Research Assistant

Samantha (Sam) Silverbrand is a Masters student in Marine Biology and a Graduate Research Assistant on the Maine-eDNA project who is working in Mike Kinnison’s lab at the University of Maine. She has begun research on sediment eDNA (or sedDNA) and has collected four lake cores for further developing sedDNA approaches. The four lakes include […]

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SEANET’s Legacy: The impact of interdisciplinary aquaculture research on the state of Maine

The Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network In January 2020, Maine EPSCoR’s Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 project, the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), was officially completed. However, the legacy of the program will live on through the continued interdisciplinary research carried out by institutions such as the Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI), which is SEANET’s named legatee. […]

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