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 High School Research Internship

The online application can be found HERE.

The application cycle for the 2018 ME EPSCoR High School Research Internship is now open!

Students are invited to apply to take part in an exciting, paid research internship opportunity to gain real-world experience. Accepted applicants will work with UMaine faculty, students, and others to learn about sustainable science and aquaculture. The internship includes an orientation on the UMaine campus, participation in science research, an exploration of career options, and the opportunity to be paid while having fun!

To apply, students must complete an application, provide a copy of their high school transcript, and include a letter of recommendation.


  • This program is open to ALL Maine high school students
  • Applicants must be 16 or older by 6/1/18
  • Students must have daily transportation to the University of Maine at Orono
  • Students must complete a final presentation in August
  • Priority will be given to students completing their Junior year

Applications must be completed in full and submitted by February 9th, 2018. 

The online application can be found HERE.

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.