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University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H and ME EPSCoR utilize youth development to strengthen the future of Maine’s aquaculture workforce

4-H is one of the most iconic youth development programs in the nation and is most recognizable for its agriculture programs. Most people recognize 4-H from seeing youth present at local fairs. Now, 4-H is taking their youth development programming into the rapidly growing Maine aquaculture sector. 4-H has a rich history of programs dedicated […]

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EPSCoR funded researchers are developing a low-cost, non-invasive approach to monitoring Diabetic Polyneuropathy (DPN)

Karissa Tilbury, an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Maine, is the Principal Investigator of an ongoing NSF-funded Track-4 award titled: Diffuse Optical Imaging for Early Detection of Diabetic Polyneuropathy.  She and her graduate student, Wyatt Austin, recently returned from the first of two visits to the […]

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Maine EPSCoR releases the Annual Report for 2018-2019

Over the past year, ME EPSCoR has had the great pleasure of participating in and supporting some of the state’s most innovative research. The scientists, faculty, students, and staff involved with these efforts have made important social, economic, and educational impacts on the state of Maine. The achievements and discoveries highlighted in this annual report […]

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ME EPSCoR is Searching for Student Media Assistants

Are you a University of Maine student looking for a job that will provide unique experience related to: journalism, writing, science communication, graphic design, photography, or videography? Then you may be interested in becoming a Maine EPSCoR Media Assistant. We are currently looking for new student writers and videographers to join our team. To get […]

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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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Student Stories: Ethan Jacob

Ethan Jacob has been part of WaYS since freshman year of high school and participated in a WaYS internship throughout his high school career. He studies forestry at the University of Maine and has an internship working with Brian Roth at the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit. “The most interesting thing that I learned was a […]

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Working with Salmon Farmers

Liz Theriault, ME EPSCoR Student Writer SEANET researchers hope to make sea lice infestations a thing of the past One of the biggest challenges faced by the Maine salmon industry comes in the form of a tiny creature. Salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) are one species of sea lice, which are parasites that infest both Pacific […]

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Group working on mapping project

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions

Marcella Silver, ME EPSCoR Writer  & Liz Theriault, ME EPSCoR Student Writer Creating a Legacy of Solving ‘Wicked Problems’ through Team Science Every day, students and staff pass by a large banner in the entrance to UMaine’s Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions that displays a photograph of the center’s namesake, Senator George J. Mitchell, and […]

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