Ending trial-and-error aquaculture

UMaine doctoral student seeks to increase industry sustainability Locals and tourists flocking to the coast to eat fresh shellfish may not know about costs and risks that aquaculturists encounter getting the seafood to the table. One of the biggest issues for aquaculture farmers is selecting lease sites without knowing the physics and biology of the […]

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Registration Now Open for NSF Day – October 13, 2016

NSF Days provide basic insight and instruction on how to compete for NSF funding for science, engineering and education research. This day-long workshop will provide background on the Foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget. During the day, NSF will give an overview on proposal writing, NSF’s merit review process, and programs that fall within their […]

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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 […]

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Youth invited to dive into science at Maine Discovery Museum Camp

The Maine Discovery Museum (MDM) has partnered with Maine EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) to deliver a top-notch summer science camp program so children ages 4–12 can dive into aquatic science up to their elbows. Spots are available in the Week 5 camps, which run July 18–22. Underwater Adventures is offered for Level […]

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SEANET Spotlight Video Highlights Gorse’s Work

Our latest SEANET Spotlight highlights the work of Libby Gorse, a PhD student in civil engineering. Libby is studying the the effects aquaculture farms have on the sediment which lies below the farms. View the video on Vimeo.

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Summer Student Internship Available for SEANET

The University of Maine’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) is seeking a summer student intern to work on projects involving sea vegetable aquaculture in Maine. The internship is for 3 months (12 weeks), from May 18th to August 31st (starting and ending dates can be flexible). Our objective is to ascertain the aquaculture value of an intertidal kelp species, Alaria esculenta. This […]

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SEANET SEED Grant Opportunity

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 through outreach and education programs, and activities that are aligned with SEANET’s project’s research initiatives throughout the state of Maine. […]

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SEANET Innovate for Maine Fellows Program

The SEANET, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center (MAIC) and the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute (ARI) are partnering through the Innovate for Maine Fellows program to make available undergraduate internship opportunities with Maine aquaculture companies during the summer of 2016. The Innovate for Maine Fellows program connects the best and brightest Maine college students with […]

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