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April 2021

Research Impact Challenge

April 12 - April 16
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Back by popular demand! The Research Impact Challenge is a professional development opportunity to help researchers better understand and manage their online scholarly presence, as well as consider ways to describe the impact and reach of their work. Each day for five days during Maine IMPACT Week, participants will receive an email with a suggested task designed to build and curate one's scholarly profile, measure the impact of one's research, and/or promote one's work to reach new audiences. Activities vary,…

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2021 Faculty Mentor Impact Awards

April 12
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Faculty members from each college are selected from student nominations. Winners will be announced virtually during the UMaine Student Symposium on Friday, April 16 and will be posted online.  

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UMaine EPIC Discovery Race

April 12 - April 15
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The UMaine EPIC Discovery Race is on! Student teams assemble, but choose wisely as top teams will win a monetary reward which will be split between the team members. Teams must be between 2-5 members. The race is a competition for UMaine and UMM students which will run from Monday, April 12, 2021 through Thursday, April 15, 2021. Students will complete virtual challenges to win points for their team. Challenges will be posted daily but can be completed anytime during…

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Virtual Native Seed Planting Workshop

April 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Join 4-H for a Virtual Native Seed Planting Workshop on April 13th at 4:30 p.m. One of UMaine Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteers will be teaching youth about the importance of flowers native to Maine and their relationship with our pollinators. Youth will then be guided through the process of planting their own native seeds*. This program is open to youth ages 10-18. A zoom link will be provided upon registration. *Please note, by registering for this event youth are expected…

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Big Gig Pitch Competition: Season Finale

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Three entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative, early-stage business or business idea to a panel of three judges and the audience in the season finale of the 2020-21 Big Gig series. The winning entrepreneur will walk away with a $500 prize and a chance to pitch for $5,000 in the Big Gig season finale. Pitchers for this round will be determined by the outcomes of the three regular season Big Gig events. Big Gig represents a partnership between a motivated group of…

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Health and Social Equity Among a Homeless Population

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Microbes on Scales of Justice

A talk by LTC. Andrew J. Hoisington, Ph.D. Part of the Microbes and Social Equity spring speaker series, which runs on Wednesdays, 12–1 p.m. from  Feb. 10–Apr. 28.. Registration is required, but is free and open to the public. All seminars will be recorded and available online after the presentation date. Registration Link Title: Investigating Social determinates of Health and Social Equity Among a Homeless Population; a United States-Veteran Microbiome Project (online) About the seminar: In 2019, over half a million…

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Alumni Panel on Career Impact of UMaine Education and Experiences: Session 1

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us for one of two alumni panels during Maine Impact Week. UMaine alumni will be speaking about how their UMaine education and experiences in research centers enhanced their careers. They will discuss their current positions and how research opportunities at UMaine's Climate Change Institute, the Center for Research in STEM Education, and the Advanced Structures and Composites Center helped them achieve their goals. Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists about their achievements and…

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VEMI Lab Autonomous Vehicle Roundtable

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The VEMI Lab is hosting an autonomous vehicle roundtable discussion with a YouTube Live Q&A session. Special guests from the Maine DOT, and the Maine based Independent Transportation Network of America will join Dr. Nicholas Giudice and Dr. Richard Corey to discuss VEMIs research into autonomous vehicle accessibility in Maine and around the world. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and interact with the panel after the discussion to learn more about current research and the future of…

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Alumni Panel on Career Impact of UMaine Education and Experiences: Session 2

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join us for one of two alumni panels during Maine Impact Week. UMaine alumni will be speaking about how their UMaine education and experiences in research centers enhanced their careers. They will discuss their current positions and how research opportunities at UMaine's Center For Undergraduate Research, the Center for Research in STEM Education, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies helped them achieve their goals. Attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists about…

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What is UMaine MARINE?

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event, Online Programming ME United States
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Participate in this virtual event to find out about the UMaine MARINE Initiative and learn about current projects. The event will include live feeds from projects around the state and a panel of professionals to answer your questions about UMaine MARINE. Registration is required.

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