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Student Stories: Emma Hargreaves

Emma Hargreaves worked in the Bousfield Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Lab over the summer studying and developing recyclable equivalents to plastic food packaging. The lab uses cellulose nanofibers, which Hargreaves explains as being really small paper pulp fibers, along with other recyclable materials, to try and find a combination that works. “I was immediately hands […]

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Student Stories: Abigail Elkins

Growing up, Abigail Elkins spent summers attending camps run at UMaine in Orono. After graduating from high school, she found the familiarity of the campus and her proximity to her family to be a strong determining factor in her decision to stay in the state for college. At the UMaine, Elkins studies Elementary Education and […]

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Working with Salmon Farmers

SEANET Researchers Hope to Make Sea Lice a Thing of the Past Liz Theriault, ME EPSCoR Student Writer 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 and […]

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Teacher Workshop

Join educators to discuss Maine aquaculture and aquaponics. You will see an active aquaponic system and explore new 4H SEANET Aquaculture Science Toolkits, including the middle school Innovation Engineering and the high school Data Literacy curriculums. Teachers are eligible for a stipend for attending. RSVP to Sarah Sparks: sarah.sparks@maine.edu

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Read the April 2019 Newsletter Online

Did you miss the April newsletter in your inbox? Subscribe for your copy of the latest National Science Foundation EPSCoR news today! This issue features updates on our recent research projects, interesting educational opportunities, and upcoming events. Maine EPSCoR Newsletter | April 2019

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Aquaculture Internship Program Update: Sustainable Agriculture

This summer, the Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research and Hancock County 4-H will offer an eight-week Aquaculture Internship Program to students aged 15 through 18. A Maine EPSCoR workforce development grant enabled creation of the program. The internship will teach students the value of sustainable aquaculture in the global food system and equip them with […]

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Young woman smiling in front of a bookcase. Overlaid text reads: SEANET Graduate Student Melissa Kimble. Spacial Information Science and Engineering. Read about Kimble's work with SEANET as she helps researchers and industry members access data and see the entire picture of an aquaculture issue. SEANET and Maine EPSCoR seals on lower left.

Place and Time: Data Mapping in Research on Aquaculture Siting Locations

Melissa Kimble Works to Unify Qualitative and Quantitative Data in New Research on Aquaculture Siting Locations When Melissa Kimble first came to Maine, her partner insisted she buy a copy of the  “Maine Atlas & Gazetteer.” He told her that she needed the thick blue book filled with maps of roadways and trails, the best […]

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Young woman using oyster sorter designed from a plastic bucket on the Maine coast, Josephine Roussell, oyster farming, SEANET, Maine EPSCoR research

There’s a Hole in my Bucket: Innovations in Oyster Sorting

Innovation Brings Much-needed Help for Small-scale Oyster Farmers Small-scale oyster farms face a variety of challenges. One of the biggest is sorting oysters manually, which is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, especially with a small crew. One of Maine EPSCoR’s SEANET Bioregional Fellows, with the help of Dr. Joshua Stoll, has found a solution to […]

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MTI – SBIR/STTR Aquaculture Workshop – March 21 – Belfast, ME

11 AM-1 PM | March 21, 2019 | Hutchinson Center – Belfast, ME Presenter: Karen West Do you have an idea that you are looking to commercialize? Looking to grow or start your own aquaculture business? The USDA SBIR program awards ~$700K for companies to conduct research and development into new and innovative ideas leading […]

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MTI – SBIR/STTR Aquaculture Workshop – March 20 – Portland, ME

11 AM-1 PM | March 20, 2019 | Abromson Center University of Southern Maine, Portland ME Presenter: Karen West Do you have an idea that you are looking to commercialize? Looking to grow or start your own aquaculture business? The USDA SBIR program awards ~$700K for companies to conduct research and development into new and […]

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