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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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Student Stories: Andrew Goode

The ocean has shaped Andrew Goode. At a young age, he became the first lobsterman in his family. He continues to haul lobsters to this day and that gives him a better understanding of the interconnection between the ocean and society. It’s ultimately what convinced him to study the ocean environment. The many branches of […]

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