Outreach

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Fifth cohort of MIRTA accelerator teams wraps up work

Four faculty-led teams pursuing commercialization of research projects are ready for the next steps in that journey having completed the University of Maine’s 2022 MIRTA accelerator program. The teams presented their projects at a Demo Day event earlier this month, marking the conclusion of this year’s program. The 2022 MIRTA teams, the fifth cohort to […]

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Soucier speaks with BDN about growing number of overdoses in Bangor

Daniel Soucier, a research associate at the University of Maine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the growing number of overdoses happening in Bangor in recent years. Soucier, who collects data about Maine’s opioid crisis, said trends involving the international drug supply and social isolation resulting from the COVID-19 […]

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WFVX features grassland bird walk

WFVX (Fox22/Channel 7 in Bangor) reported on a Grassland Bird Walk at the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station’s Witter Farm Park Street Fields on June 17. The event also was promoted by the Portland Press Herald. The free field workshop was led by Amber Roth, assistant professor of forest wildlife management at the University […]

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Media share UMaine Extension STEM toolkits

The Bangor Daily News, Piscataquis Observer, Morning Ag Clips, Penobscot Bay Pilot and Daily Bulldog shared University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s two new STEM toolkits available for use by formal and informal educators in hands-on science-based activities with youth. The Sky’s the Limit is designed to increase awareness and understanding of solar energy through […]

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Media boosts UMaine Extension wild blueberry field day at Welch Farm

The Bangor Daily News and Morning Ag Clips shared information about the University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry field day with a focus on fresh pack line improvements 10 a.m.–noon on July 7 at Welch Farm, 186 Roque Bluffs Road. This fresh pack line meeting includes a cold storage demonstration and discussion of berry […]

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UMaine Extension wild blueberry field day at Welch Farm July 7 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry field days continue with a focus on fresh pack line improvements at 10 a.m.–noon July 7 at Welch Farm, 186 Roque Bluffs Road, Roque Bluffs. This fresh pack line meeting includes a cold storage demonstration and discussion of berry quality related to new equipment installed in 2021 by […]

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Sustainable fishing, solar energy topics of new 4-H STEM toolkits

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H has two new STEM toolkits available for use by formal and informal educators in hands-on science-based activities with youth.  The Sky’s the Limit is designed to increase awareness and understanding of solar energy through basic circuitry; energy collection and transfer; engineering design principles; and building design challenges. Suitable for […]

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Media reports on Maine App Challenge winners

MaineBiz, Yahoo Life, Business Wire and the Bangor Daily News reported on the winners of the 2022 Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge, a contest that challenges high school students to show off their skills and creativity by building a mobile application. Tyler Technologies collaborated with the Foster Center for Innovation at the University of Maine […]

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