Research

Undergraduate, graduate students receive awards at 2018 Student Symposium

More than 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students presented their work during the third annual University of Maine Student Symposium held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on April 17. The free public event, which was organized by UMaine Graduate Student Government and the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) as part of Maine Impact Week, […]

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From ticks to toxins, symposium explores climate change ramifications

University of Maine faculty and graduate students will present wide-ranging research at the 26th annual Harold W. Borns Jr. Symposium that sheds light on how climate change affects the state and its residents. Topics of the emerging climate change studies include whether a temperature-related increase in toxic algal blooms could increase the prevalence of a […]

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STEM Lecture

Lesson learned? Analysis finds lectures still dominate STEM education

An analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has imparted a lesson that might resonate with many students who sat through them: Enough with the lectures, already. Published March 29 in the journal Science, the largest-ever observational study of undergraduate STEM education monitored nearly 550 faculty as they taught […]

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Inaugural grant program awards $245,000 to interdisciplinary undergraduate research

The Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Collaborative has announced nine winners of its inaugural grant program funded by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School and the UMS Research Reinvestment Fund (RRF). Funded projects involve teams of two or more faculty members from different disciplines with primarily undergraduate researchers working […]

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2018 UMaine Student Symposium to be held April 17

The third annual UMaine Student Symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The event is part of Maine Impact Week and will be an opportunity for community members to meet student researchers and scholars, see their posters and exhibits, hear their presentations, view […]

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2018 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2018 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners. The center’s advisory committee selected 17 proposals from 45 student submissions to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester. Each proposal was reviewed by three judges and discussed at a panel for clarity of the proposed project, […]

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Student symposium logo in night sky as a constellation

Maine Impact Week to showcase diverse research, creative work benefiting the state

Maine Impact Week will showcase the depth and breadth of research and creative activity of the University of Maine community and its effect on Maine’s workforce and economic development through events planned for the week of April 16. Improving the quality of life of Alzheimer’s disease patients, detecting and characterizing a tick-borne pathogen in Maine’s […]

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New study finds few clinical trials of blood pressure lowering and cognition are not state-of-the-art

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard for clinical research, including the effects of blood pressure lowering on cognitive functioning. However, clinical trials aiming to improve normal cognitive function and slow the progress of dementia have yielded disappointing results. Statistically significant findings have not been observed in many trials, despite large samples and […]

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