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Seeking CS or New Media Undergrad for Employment with Maine-eDNA

We are seeking an undergraduate student employee to join the Maine-eDNA team, a large NSF EPSCoR funded project (https://umaine.edu/edna/). One goal of the project is to build an integrated data repository of environmental DNA (eDNA), which is DNA obtained from fresh and marine water samples and subjected to high throughput sequencing. eDNA samples need to […]

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Seeking CS Undergrad for Employment with Maine-eDNA

We are seeking an undergraduate student employee to join the Maine-eDNA team, a large NSF EPSCoR funded project (https://umaine.edu/edna/). One goal of the project is to build an integrated data repository of environmental DNA (eDNA), which is DNA obtained from fresh and marine water samples and subjected to high throughput sequencing. As part of the […]

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New STEM Ambassador Hire: Thomas Mullin

Maine EPSCoR has been proud to support UMaine Extension’s 4-H STEM Ambassador Program, which has proven to be widely successful over the past several years through the University of Maine System (UMS). According to the program’s website: “4-H STEM Ambassadors are trained University of Maine students who facilitate hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities […]

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DoE EPSCoR Implementation Grant Invited to Submit Phase 2 Proposal

Project Title: DOE EPSCoR Implementation Grant: Harsh Environment Materials and Fabrication Techniques for Wireless Sensor Applications PI: Mauricio Pereira da Cunha Co-PI: Robert Lad Research Associate: Luke Doucette Original Award Amount: $750,000 Award Dates: September 2019 – September 2021 Dr. Robert Lad and Dr. Mauricio Pereira da Cunha. (Photo taken prior to COVID-19).  Dr. Mauricio Pereira da Cunha and […]

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Breaking Ground: How Maine-eDNA Research is Being Applied to Invasive Species

By Attis Bielecki, ME EPSCoR Student Writer Emily Pierce is a University of Maine graduate student conducting research with Maine EPSCOR’s Maine-eDNA program. Her home department is Marine Science and her Advisor within the Maine-eDNA program is Dr. Markus Frederich, a Marine Science Professor at the University of New England. The work they do on […]

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Meet Maine-eDNA: Steven Allers, Research Associate

By Attis Bielecki, ME EPSCoR Student Writer Steven Allers is a research associate working with Maine EPSCoR’s Maine-eDNA program. His home department is the University of Maine Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences and his Lead Advisor is Dr. Benjamin King, an Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics at UMaine. Their work on the project is vital […]

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Maine-eDNA Announces FY21 Seed Grant Recipients

Two new seed grants have been awarded by the Maine-eDNA program for FY 2021: 1) Expanding eDNA research and applications in Maine’s municipal fisheries: A proposal to Maine EPSCoR from Manomet and Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries – $20,000 We propose to test the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring in management of an emerging intertidal […]

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Meet Maine-eDNA: Zachary May, Graduate Research Assistant

By Attis Bielecki, ME EPSCoR Student Writer Zachary May is a first year Ph.D. student under Maine EPSCoR’s Maine-eDNA program. His advisors include Graham Sherwood from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) and Rachel Lasley-Rasher, an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Since 2012, May has worked as an observer, primarily […]

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