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Meet Maine-eDNA: Andrew Rominger, New Faculty Hire

By Maine EPSCoR student writers, Jane Horovitz and Attis Bielecki with Marcella Silver Prior to being hired as a new faculty member on Maine EPSCoR’s current Track-1 program, Maine-eDNA, Andrew Rominger conducted his Ph.D. research at the University of California Berkeley and postdoctoral research at the Santa Fe Institute. He was involved in a large […]

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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: Samuel Tan, Graduate Research Assistant

Jane Horovitz, EPSCoR Student Writer Samuel Tan, from Singapore, is a new Ph.D. student in the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences, working with Maine EPSCoR’s current Track-1 award, Maine-eDNA. According to Tan, despite Singapore’s urbanization, the area has a surprising amount of wildlife on land and in sea. “Even though our water there is […]

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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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Call for Propsal

Call for Proposals

Maine’s iconic coastline is one element of a complex macrosystem linking inland lakes and rivers to the sea through watersheds, estuaries, and nearshore coastal waters to the open Gulf of Maine. The overarching hypothesis of Maine-eDNA is that we can transform our understanding of the ecological dynamics and sustainability of Maine’s coastal macrosystem through innovations […]

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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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Up, Running and Improving: How Survey 123 is Supporting Maine-eDNA Research

Mary-Kate Beard-Tisdale, a University of Maine faculty member and Co-Principal Investigator on the Maine-eDNA program, has been working hard with her Graduate Research Assistant, Melissa Kimble, in order to create a tool essential to collecting the program’s data. The tool comes in the form of a cross-platform application known as Survey123. “The main purpose of […]

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Meet Maine-eDNA: Sydney Greenlee, Graduate Research Assistant

by Jane Horovitz, Maine EPSCoR Student Writer Sydney Greenlee, who is originally from Chantilly, Virginia, knew she wanted to be a marine biologist since the age of two, but she never really saw herself as a molecular ecologist. That is, until she did a REU (research undergraduate experience) with Pete Countway at Bigelow Laboratory for […]

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