STEM Education

UMaine invites underserved students for STEM seminars, Lake News Online reports

Lake News Online reported the University of Maine is inviting underserved students to take part in STEM seminars, primarily engineering, from a water quality perspective. Researchers will spend a day with students teaching water chemistry and biology of streams before the students are taken into the field to learn to identify and address the problem, […]

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UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrates University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. The public is invited to attend multiple events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university the week of April 8–13. The featured event is the […]

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Science360 features UMaine Today video on STEM education, RiSE Center

A University of Maine video on the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education, or RiSE Center, was featured on the National Science Foundation’s Science360. The UMaine center connects with educators statewide, at all levels, to advance innovative and engaging hands-on teaching and learning. The video was produced with a UMaine Today magazine story on […]

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UMaine community members participating in fifth annual Maine Science Festival

The fifth annual Maine Science Festival will be held in Bangor and Orono March 13–17.   The University of Maine is one of the major event sponsors. Several members of the UMaine community will lead workshops and participate in the program that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of all ages.   “Ask a […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy to provide expert testimony on Capitol Hill

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will provide expert testimony March 6 on Capitol Hill as part of “Inclusion in Tech: How Diversity Benefits All Americans,” a hearing held by the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Ferrini-Mundy will discuss the opportunities at various levels of the educational […]

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Applications open for UMaine I-Corps cohort

Applications are being accepted for the first cohort of UMaine I-Corps that will begin Feb. 8. In 2018, the National Science Foundation selected the University of Maine as the state’s first I-Corps Site. I-Corps helps foster innovation and entrepreneurship by providing faculty, staff and students with the tools and guidance needed to identify the market […]

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UMaine, Naval ROTC announce new Pathways to Engineering program

The University of Maine and the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) are collaborating to provide opportunities for students who might otherwise not be academically competitive for NROTC scholarships, including those from underserved populations, to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Naval ROTC seeks high-quality STEM students, while recognizing that diversity […]

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Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak

Food science majors to engage in active learning to prepare for industry demands

Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak is leading a charge to strengthen food science majors’ understanding of science and engineering by replacing lecture-centered instruction with active-learning strategies. The University of Maine associate professor of food processing is directing a multi-university project to boost math knowledge and problem-solving skills of food science majors for careers in food processing, food […]

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STEM education improvement community to talk strategies Nov. 16–17

University of Maine faculty, staff and graduate students will discuss evidence-guided teaching and learning strategies with preK–12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) teachers Nov. 16–17 at Point Lookout in Northport. About 125 attendees are expected at the eighth annual fall summit of the Maine STEM Partnership, a statewide education improvement community. “The summit is […]

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