STEM Education

Pen Bay Pilot, Eurekalert highlight UMaine hosting 2021 NSF Conference

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and Eurekalert shared a media release about the National Science Foundation awarding the University of Maine more than $700,000 to host the 27th NSF EPSCoR National Conference in Portland in November 2021. The theme of the national EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) conference will be “Translating Stakeholder Needs into Impactful Research Outcomes.” […]

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Pen Bay Pilot posts piece about 4-H Centers providing outdoor, STEM education

Penobscot Bay Pilot shared a University of Maine Cooperative Extension story about UMaine 4-H partnering with schools for outdoor, STEM education. University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Learning Centers — including Blueberry Cove 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Tenants Harbor, Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville, and the 4-H Camp and Learning […]

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Hands holding pine cones

UMaine 4-H Centers partner with Maine K–12 schools to provide outdoor and STEM education for students

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Learning Centers will play a pivotal role in the education plans of K–12 schools in Maine communities this fall by providing venues for vibrant outdoor learning, and experiential STEM and outdoor education lessons that add depth to standard grade-level curriculum.  “Outdoor learning centers are playing a significant role in […]

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Ice core

Winski to analyze Alaskan ice core to understand fire conditions in 21st century

The National Science Foundation awarded Dominic Winski $137,419 to reconstruct 1,500 years of summer climate and wildfire history in Alaska, western Canada and Siberia using an ice core from Denali National Park. Studies that combine past records of summer climate and wildfire are critically needed, says Winski. “Right now, the climate and landscape are changing. […]

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