Research

Mainebiz reports Aquaculture Research Institute to receive NOAA grant for new certificate program

Mainebiz reported the University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute has been selected to receive a $123,735 workforce development grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to fund a pilot project creating an aquaculture certificate program. The project, “Aquaculture Workforce Development: Certificate in Applied Sustainable Aquaculture,” is designed to address aquaculture industry workforce needs by […]

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BDN speaks with Newsom about Nazi POW, Passamaquoddy living conditions

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Bonnie Newsom, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Maine, for the article “Nazi POWs may have lived better at this Down East camp than their Passamaquoddy neighbors.” Seventy-five years ago, more than 200 German prisoners of war were brought to a camp in Washington County near […]

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New publication about eastern white pine management available

Researchers in the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station and colleagues from neighboring institutions recently published a report called “Field Manual for Managing Eastern White Pine Health in New England.” Eastern white pine is often referred to as “the tree that built America,” and has been used in boatbuilding and home construction for centuries. Today, […]

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Miner chosen as Ambassador to inspire next generation of STEM pioneers

Kimberley Rain Miner, a University of Maine research assistant professor in the Climate Change Institute and a physical scientist at the Geospatial Research Laboratory, has been selected as one of 125 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) IF/THEN® Ambassadors.  IF/THEN®, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science, […]

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Media cover U.S. Senate field hearing at tick lab

A number of media outlets reported that Sen. Susan Collins held a Senate field hearing Thursday at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab to promote a bill to boost federal funding to fight Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The Portland Press Herald reported the TICK Act, sponsored by Collins and Sen. Angus King, […]

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Smart Cities Dive cites UMaine leadership in mass timber research

Smart Cities Dive listed the University of Maine as one of 10 universities to receive a combined $1 million in grants for mass timber projects. Mass timber is lauded for its ability to help cities reduce carbon footprints. The structures can last up to 100 years and sequester carbon from the atmosphere, according to the […]

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Allen an expert source for WVII’s Summit to Shore series

Katherine Allen talked with WVII (Channel 7) for the second part of its Summit to Shore series that focused on the Gulf of Maine, which is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans. The assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute studies the ocean’s history by analyzing […]

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