Signature and Emerging Areas

UMaine Ph.D. candidate receives Shackleton Academic Scholarship

University of Maine graduate student Dulcinea Groff has been selected to receive a 2017 Shackleton Academic Scholarship. Groff, a doctoral candidate and NSF IGERT Fellow in ecology and environmental science, is one of five recipients from around the world to receive the annual award. The scholarship is given to graduate students who are pursuing research […]

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Sarah Redmond harvests seaweed

Sea Vegetable Nursery aims to make Maine a seaweed leader

Lobsters, blueberries and potatoes are three of Maine’s iconic foods. Seaweed could one day be another, says Sarah Redmond. “Maine has this potential to be this seaweed leader [and] be known as the seaweed state,” says Redmond, a seaweed farmer. Redmond and University of Maine marine science professor Susan Brawley are working to make that […]

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ORPC and UMaine staff members standing nexts to tidal energy technology

ORPC successfully concludes Power Take-off testing at UMaine

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has successfully completed full-scale testing of a specialized, water-lubricated bearing system and associated driveline components designed for underwater systems that capture energy from ocean tides and river currents at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The purpose is to make the systems more durable and efficient, reduce […]

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UMaine’s SVT Program wins national grand prize

The University of Maine Surveying Engineering Technology Program has received the 2017 Surveying Education Award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), the organization’s top honor that comes with a $25,000 grand prize. The Surveying Education Award recognizes surveying/geomatics programs that best reflect NCEES’ mission to advance licensure for surveyors in […]

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Damariscotta River Oyster Celebration to benefit Darling Marine Center

Sea farmers of the Damariscotta River invite people to sample and shuck fresh oysters and learn about the marine environment on Saturday, June 24. The Damariscotta River Oyster Celebration will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at Darrows Barn in Damariscotta. Proceeds will benefit student researchers at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center […]

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Third-graders measure oysters

Future of oyster industry in third-graders’ hands

“Are we going to be dissecting something?” a Great Salt Bay third-grader asked as he entered the classroom. When he got a whiff of the empty petri dish in front of him, he announced, seemingly pleased with his guess: “Yup, this smells dissected.” For the next 45 minutes, he and other students learned about oyster […]

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Passamaquoddy, Penobscots preserved mobility into 19th century

Well into the 19th century, home for Native families continued to be where they camped, fished, hunted and gathered wood in Maine. For Wabanaki people, home wasn’t confined to, or defined as, one place. Nor was home bound by walls or lines on a map, says Micah Pawling, assistant professor of history and Native American […]

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DMC director to discuss resilience of coastal communities June 23

Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine Darling Marine Center, will talk about “Resilient Coastal Communities & Marine Ecosystems: Translating science into action” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 23 in Brooke Hall. Leslie’s talk kicks off the summer DMC science seminar series; eight renowned marine scientists will engage the public in topics ranging from […]

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Ethiopian Highlands

Lyon: Rising temps provide for conditions conducive for malaria transmission in Ethiopia

Increasing temperatures are fostering more favorable conditions for the transmission of malaria into the highlands of Ethiopia, according to a study led by University of Maine associate research professor Bradfield Lyon. Traditionally, the cooler climate in the highlands has provided a natural buffer against malaria transmission. But new data indicate rising temperatures over the past […]

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Public invited to summer seminars, public tours at DMC

Free, public science seminars and tours of the waterfront laboratories will begin Friday, June 23 at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole. At 10:30 a.m. Fridays through Aug. 11, a renowned marine science researcher will share their expertise on topics ranging from the Gulf of Maine studies to deep-sea exploration. The hour-long […]

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