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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Graduate Student Group with Shane Moeykens

SEANET Researchers Make Connections in Cobscook 

Marcella Silver, ME EPSCoR Staff Writer The Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) currently supports the research of more than 30 graduate students and post-doctoral researchers spanning fourteen disciplines. This summer, these research fellows traveled to the Cobscook Community Learning Center (CCLC) in Lubec, Maine for a two-day professional development workshop.  The workshop, which was sponsored […]

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Oyster Farm in the River

New Book Provides Historical Perspective on Maine Aquaculture

Liz Theriault, ME EPSCoR Student Writer ME EPSCoR support helps with 2019 launch Since the 1980s, aquaculture has expanded at an impressive rate in the state of Maine. Maine has a long legacy of aquaculture dating back to the 1800’s, though earlier efforts looked much different from today’s modern farms. While always present in Maine’s […]

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