Graduate School

Cassandra Quintal

Cassandra Quintal: Professional land surveyor and online graduate student 

University of Maine online professional science master’s student, Cassandra Quintal, is a Maine-based licensed land surveyor and geographic information systems (GIS) professional. The founder of the Maine Young Surveyors Group and current vice president of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors (MSLS), she is a leader in her field and passionate about her work as […]

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Roy brothers

The Roys: Three brothers, one MBA Program

Billy, Jonathan, and Daniel Roy grew up in Frenchville, Maine. They all earned their bachelor’s degrees at the University of Maine and are now all enrolled in the MaineMBA program. “Honestly, the three of us never planned to work on our MBA’s simultaneously,” Billy says. Jon, who works at the University of Maine Advanced Structures […]

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Onsrud talks with BDN about new data science and engineering graduate program

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Harlan Onsrud, a University of Maine professor of spatial computing, about a new transdisciplinary graduate program that offers a 30-credit Master of Science and a 15-credit graduate certificate in data science and engineering (DSE). This is the first DSE program in Maine, and is intended to address the growing need […]

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UMaine launches graduate program in data science and engineering

The University of Maine will offer a new graduate program for aspiring and practicing data science and engineering professionals starting in spring 2021. The first-of-its-kind in Maine DSE program, which draws upon faculty and courses from across UMaine and other University of Maine System campuses, is designed to accommodate students from a wide range of […]

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Spire invites submissions for online conservation journal

Spire: the Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability invites submissions for the fifth issue of the online journal planned for spring 2021. Issue 4, released in April 2020, is online. Editor Clinton Spaulding, a University of Maine communication and media ecology doctoral student, says the editorial staff seeks to include voices from a diverse range […]

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Students conducing lab research wearing lab coats

Gosse caps decade of research into troublesome triclosan

University of Maine toxicologist Julie Gosse spent a decade unearthing the medical harm posed by the germ-fighting agent triclosan (TCS). Manufacturers had included the synthetic chemical in soap, toothpaste, facial cleansers, sanitizer and other common products since the 1970s, when no research delved into its health and toxicological effects. Products containing the antimicrobial agent filled […]

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Tents on Mount Everest

Miner finds outdoor gear ‘forever chemicals’ in snow near Everest summit 

“Forever chemicals” used in water-repellant outdoor gear have been found in snow from the top of Mount Everest.  Kimberley Miner says these human-made per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — which have been linked to birth defects, high cholesterol and increased risk of kidney and testicular cancer — could eventually pose a risk for trekkers, climbers […]

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Mayewski, Potocki talk with Eos about Everest ice core

Paul Mayewski and Mariusz Potocki are included in the Eos story “An Ice Core from the Roof of the World” about the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition. Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute, was the expedition leader and lead scientist. Potocki, a Ph.D. candidate, collected the highest ice core in […]

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UMaine graduate students help tourism-dependent communities prepare for climate change

Four University of Maine graduate students will help communities that rely on natural resources for recreation and tourism prepare for the ramifications of climate change.  The team will provide stakeholder municipalities data to help them adapt to the changing climate and assist them with developing climate adaptation frameworks using ‘scenario planning’— a method of forecasting […]

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