Phys.org runs release about mobile app that could help monarch butterfly migration

Phys.org posted a University of Maine media release about a mobile app that citizen scientists can use when visiting potential monarch butterfly roosting sites and answering questions based on observations. UMaine master’s student Brandon Boxler and associate professor of wildlife ecology Cynthia Loftin are working to create a model that predicts highly suitable areas for […]

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Advertiser Democrat uses information from Tick Lab

The Advertiser Democrat utilized information from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab in the second part of its three-part series about tick identification, disease and encounter prevention. The article is titled “Ticked off: Avoid, protect, check, remove.”

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UMaine partners with EDC, Mount Washington Observatory and others on NSF-funded project to promote data science education

The University of Maine is partnering with the Education Development Center (EDC) in Waltham, Massachusetts, Mount Washington Observatory (MWO) in North Conway, New Hampshire, and additional partners to help eighth-grade students in rural Maine and New Hampshire learn scientific data analysis and modeling skills. The new WeatherX project is funded by a three-year, $1.19 million […]

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Seacoastonline reports on Dagher’s talk about offshore wind in York

Seacoastonline.com covered a talk by Habib Dagher at the York Community Auditorium. “I asked myself, what is the world going to look like for our children,” said the executive director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. “The challenge is to work together to use offshore wind to electrify heating […]

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Down East shares a tip about ‘Green Growth’ spruce beer

Down East magazine wrote about the collaboration between the University of Maine School of Forest Resources and Marsh Island Brewing that has resulted in a spruce beer called Green Growth. Dan Hayes, assistant professor of geospatial analysis and remote sensing, and Aaron Weiskittel, professor of forest biometrics and modeling, “started kicking around an idea” a […]

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Carter, Brzozowski, Carlson speak on WGAN’s ‘Positively Maine’ podcast

Three University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff members were recent guests on WGAN’s “Positively Maine” podcast — Hannah Carter, dean of UMaine Extension; Richard Brzozowski, food system program administrator; and Lani Carlson, Maine AgrAbility coordinator. The show focused on the reach of UMaine Extension across the entire state, especially through programs like Maine AgrAbility and […]

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Tuition-free online courses offered for qualified high school students

Through a partnership between the Maine Department of Education and University of Maine, tuition is waived for all qualified high school students in the state to cover full tuition for up to six credits per semester and 12 college credits per year.  UMaine will offer online courses suitable for high school juniors and seniors starting […]

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Megan Driscoll presents at the Darling Marine Center

Students share marine science research at SEA Fellows Symposium

Megan Driscoll wants to replace plastic made of petroleum with plastic made of algae.  So this summer, the University of Maine intern made algae-based bioplastic and documented how it broke down over time in the Damariscotta River Estuary.   Driscoll, a junior marine sciences major from Chelmsford, Massachusetts, presented her project Aug. 6 at the fourth […]

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