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Maine-eDNA K-12 Innovation Seed Grants

Maine EPSCoR is pleased to announce the availability of the Maine-eDNA K-12 Innovation 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 Maine-eDNA’s project’s research initiatives across the state of Maine. The […]

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Student Profile: Gabrielle Brodek

Gabrielle Brodek is a student in the Master of Science in Teaching Program (MST) offered by the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center), who is working as the Maine-eDNA graduate student with the UMaine Cooperative Extension 4-H office. Her current goal is to help develop education materials relating to the new Maine-eDNA […]

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ME EPSCoR introduces the official Maine-eDNA logo

Maine EPSCoR is excited to introduce the official Maine-eDNA logo! After careful consideration and discussions amongst the Leadership Team, the program chose Tilan Copson, University of Maine Research Marketing and Communications Specialist, as the designer. “Designing logos can be really fun, especially when there is a basic concept to work with,” says Copson. “For Maine […]

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ME EPSCoR produces new video featuring Jason Brough

A Maine EPSCoR student video production* presents Jason Brough, a member of the Shoshone Nation and a PhD Student in Anthropology and Environmental Policy at the University of Maine. Brough works as a graduate student with Wabanaki youth on Indian Island, as part of the Wabanaki Youth in Science (WaYS) program, which is supported through […]

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Dissertation Defense: Praveen Sappati

Process Modeling of Hot Air Convective Drying of Sugar Kelp (Saccharina latissima) A Dissertation Defense by Praveen Sappati, Ph.D. Candidate Monday, January 6, 2020 11 a.m. – 203, Hitchner Hall, University of Maine Committee: Dr. Balu Nayak, Dr. Peter VanWalsum, Dr. Denise Skonberg, Dr. Mary Camire, Dr. Doug Bousfield  

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Exciting New Funding Opportunities

The NSF Division of Integrative Organismal Systems will be hosting virtual office hours to review new RFPs and and answer any questions you may have about their division. Please see the Dear Colleague letter below for more information and registration link: Dear Colleague, Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing […]

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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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