Signature and Emerging Areas

Office of Sustainability to hold trivia night, energy fair

The University of Maine Office of Sustainability will offer two free public events for people to learn how to protect the planet and save money while having fun and competing for prizes. UMaine Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Trivia Night will be held 5–7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the FFA room on the second floor of […]

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Marine sciences students attend boot camp

First-year students take the plunge at marine sciences boot camp

Boot Camp 2017 marked the fifth year of a popular three-day orientation program for first-year students in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. Thirty first-year marine science students spent time in, on and under the water with faculty and staff who will be their instructors at UMaine. Held the week before the beginning […]

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Digital Humanities Week talk to look at local blueberries, clams, beer

Researchers from around the state, including the University of Maine and Colby College, will discuss ways to document and nourish the state’s endangered economies that depend on local agriculture and wildlife as part of UMaine’s Digital Humanities Week. “Blueberries, Clams, and Beer: The Lure of the Local,” will be held 1–2:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 […]

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Forestry experts gather Oct. 3–5 at UMaine

The University of Maine School of Forest Resources, in conjunction with the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, will host meetings of two ASTM International committees and the Wood I-Joist Manufacturers Association (WIJMA) Oct. 3–5. Stephen Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources and associate director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, says welcoming […]

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Manzo, Ferguson earn Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship

University of Maine undergraduate students Katie Manzo and Julianna Ferguson have been chosen to receive this year’s Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship. Each student will carry out a yearlong research project with relevance to public policy in Maine. The project will culminate in a presentation at the 2018 UMaine Student Symposium, ​where they will […]

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WaYS student in the field

Native American knowledge, western science to be integrated in classes

Editor’s note: story updated Oct. 4. Native American ecological knowledge and western science will be integrated in some University of Maine science courses, with the goal of implementing the methods nationwide. With a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant titled INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science), […]

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Cardboard Canoe Race set for Sept. 30 on Stillwater River

The annual Cardboard Canoe Race, hosted by the University of Maine chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, begins at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 on Stillwater River. Teams of as many as four people per cardboard canoe will launch from UMaine’s Steam Plant parking lot. Registration fee is $20 per team. To register or […]

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Digital Humanities Week to focus on adding arts to STEM disciplines

The University of Maine will host several free and public events as part of Digital Humanities Week, Oct. 2–6. This year’s conference will examine what role the arts and humanities play in a world that is increasingly driven by science and technology. A growing movement known as STEM To STEAM aims to interject the arts […]

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Coast of Maine

SEA Fellows share research about lobster shell strength, scallop farming

More than 70 students, researchers, fishermen, aquaculture entrepreneurs and other marine professionals recently gathered at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center for the 2nd annual SEA Fellows Summer Science Symposium. Undergraduate students from across Maine — including UMaine, the University of Maine at Machias and Colby College — shared their research on topics ranging […]

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Fishermen in Eastport, Maine

Maine fishermen: adapting in a sea of change

Increasing environmental uncertainty coupled with rapidly changing market conditions in the Gulf of Maine raise important questions about the ability of Maine’s commercial fishermen to adapt. How resilient is the industry to these shifting waters? Who is best positioned to adapt and who is most vulnerable? “We have started to explore these questions by studying […]

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