Research

Bioengineering students and their capstone project

Bioengineering students develop pediatric breathing simulator

Four University of Maine bioengineering students have developed a new method of simulating pediatric respiratory distress in medical training manikins to better prepare health care professionals. For their bioengineering senior capstone design project, the students were tasked with creating a pediatric breathing simulator capable of displaying realistic lung and diaphragm movements. Most current manikins don’t […]

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Jankowski, Kilroy, St. Amand awarded graduate research fellowships

University of Maine students Melissa Jankowski, Elisabeth Kilroy and Anne “Ani” St. Amand have been awarded graduate research fellowships because of their demonstrated potential for significant achievement in STEM fields. The three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships are to promote innovation, transformative scientific breakthroughs and economic growth in the U.S. Jankowski, of Cassville, Missouri, […]

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Elias’ essay on importance of science results in meeting with Congress

Ticks can bite anyone they latch onto — regardless of age, size, gender, nationality…or political affiliation. Thus, everyone is at risk of Lyme disease, says Susan Elias. That’s a message the doctoral student with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences will take to Capitol Hill in May. […]

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2017 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners announced

The University of Maine’s Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) has announced the 2017 CUGR Summer Fellowship winners. The center’s advisory committee selected six proposals from 28 student submissions to be awarded $3,000 each during the summer semester. This year’s winners are: Meaghan Delcourt, psychology, “Examination of Electrodermal Reactivity in Self-Injurious Behaviors,” advised by Emily Haigh; […]

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Three UMaine students named to American Sociological Association Honors Program

Three University of Maine students have been selected into the American Sociological Association (ASA) Honors Program and will present research at the group’s 112th annual meeting in Montreal this August. Competitively selected from across the nation, the ASA Honors Program brings sociology students to the annual meeting to participate in a range of activities, including […]

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Portland Press cites researchers about March of Science

Four University of Maine scientists — Paul Mayewski, Jacquelyn Gill, David Hart and George Jacobson — were referenced in a Portland Press Herald article about the March for Science on April 22. Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute, says for the scientific community, this is a wake-up call to be more involved in how […]

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Ellsworth American talks with Mortelliti about Acadia project

  The Ellsworth American reported that Alessio Mortelliti, an assistant professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation, will be conducting climate change research in Acadia National Park this summer. Mortelliti’s research is aimed at helping Acadia protect its resources, build the public’s appreciation for science and delve into critical issues facing national parks […]

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WABI-TV covers Harold Borns Symposium

WABI-TV interviewed Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute, at the 25th annual Harold W. Borns Jr. Symposium. At the two-day event, more than 60 research topics were presented, ranging from the increase in deer ticks to extreme weather implications for Acadia National Park. “They (graduate students) need to understand how to translate what […]

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UMaine names its 2017 Outstanding Graduating Students

The University of Maine has named its Outstanding Graduating Students for 2017. They include:   Donald Bistri, Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Engineering Donald Bistri of Tirana, Albania is a mechanical engineering major who has been a student research assistant for two years in the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). At […]

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2017 UMaine Student Symposium to feature research and creative activity

The research and creative activities of more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students will be showcased at the second annual University of Maine Student Symposium April 24 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The free public event will be held from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and is organized by UMaine Graduate Student Government and the […]

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