STEM Education

Birkel discusses impact of solar irradiance with BDN

Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the impact of fluctuations in solar activity on climate change. According to Birkel, who is Maine’s state climatologist, solar irradiance has a very small impact on global temperatures particularly in comparison to […]

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Advertiser Democrat advances campaign for 4-H Innovation Lab

The Advertiser Democrat promoted a campaign to raise funds to create a University of Maine 4-H Innovation and Learning Lab at the Magic Lantern Theater in Bridgton. UMaine will utilize the space at the Magic Lantern for programs and events to support youth and the local communities with a focus on creative learning, career opportunities, […]

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BDN reports on addition of physics publication to ‘CourseSource’

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release announcing the addition of an evidence-based physics curricula to the open-source online journal, “CourseSource.” Erin Vinson, a STEM professional development coordinator for UMaine’s School of Biology and Ecology and campus coordinator for the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center), will serve […]

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Journal of evidence-based teaching resources with UMaine connection launches physics edition 

Erin Vinson from the University of Maine serves as managing editor for an internationally recognized online journal that helps thousands of biology instructors in various undergraduate courses. The journal, CourseSource, will launch a new publication for physics curricula that Vinson, and others, will also help oversee.    Recent Yidan Prize for Education Research recipient and 2001 […]

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Education Week talks with Ferrini-Mundy about STEM teaching during the pandemic

Education Week reported on a symposium at the American Educational Research Association’s virtual annual meeting featuring Joan Ferrini-Mundy, University of Maine System vice chancellor for research and innovation and president of the University of Maine. In the symposium, Ferrini-Mundy spoke about the challenges of teaching science during the pandemic while recognizing the opportunity to “watch […]

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UMaine offers free STEM research course for high school students

Registration is open for an innovative five-week college STEM research course for qualified high school students in grades 10–12, offered by the University of Maine June 28–July 30 at the UMaine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Introduction to Integrated Science and Career Exploration (INT 188), a three-credit college course, will meet 8 a.m.–noon Monday–Wednesday. Qualified high […]

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