Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine seeks to expand opportunities for more diverse faculty, staff, and student populations.  Diversity brings different perspectives, skill sets, and helps broaden our vision. We recognize that geographic and societal challenges exist that require pragmatic solutions with achievable and measureable goals. Maine EPSCoR strives to enhance diversity in all elements of EPSCoR programs while increasing participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

2018 Maine EPSCoR Seed Grants

Maine EPSCoR is pleased to announce the availability of the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) SEED Grant program. The purpose of this program is to develop partnerships with organizations and institutions to increase K-20 STEM opportunities through outreach and education programs, and activities that are aligned with SEANET’s project’s research initiatives across the state of Maine.

The maximum award request for the Maine EPSCoR SEED Grant for Fall of 2018 is $20,000. Applications are due September 5, 2018. For more information about this grant, click here or contact Laurie Bragg, Outreach and Program Manager, 207.581.2295 or laurie.bragg@maine.edu. Please use the application below to submit your proposal.

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Support Women in STEM

The US Department of Commerce recently reported that women only occupy 24% of the nation’s STEM jobs. This a shocking number when you consider that women make up 48% of the country’s workforce.

Job openings in STEM industries are projected to grow by over 19% in the next decade making it more important than ever to support women in their academic and career goals within science, technology, engineering, and math. Our team at BestColleges.com is extending support through the publication of two new guides: 

  • Women in STEM: an editorial exploration on the state of women in STEM with several interviews from women in the industry and a collection of scholarships.
  • Career Guide for STEM: featuring paths of study, specializations, job options, as well as an interview with a woman with 23 years of experience working in STEM.