STEM Education

WABI highlights Maine-SMART program

WABI (CBS 5 in Bangor) highlighted a four-year initiative led by the University of Maine to bolster STEM research capacity and education from Kittery to Fort Kent and dismantle systemic barriers to innovation. Maine-SMART, backed by an $8 million grant from the National Science Foundation, will support over 200 early career faculty and 2,500 graduate […]

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Media boost collaboration between RiSE Center, Belfast teachers

WABI (CBS 5 in Bangor) and WFVX (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) highlighted the collaboration between teachers in Belfast and the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education at the University of Maine, which was funded by a $1.35 million grant from the National Science Foundation. As part of the collaboration, Belfast Area High School […]

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News Center highlights tick project from UMaine Extension

News Center Maine highlighted the 4-H Tick Project from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The program, currently underway on Swans Island — located off the coast of Mount Desert Island, teaches kids how to protect themselves against ticks carrying diseases. Students from Aroostook County to southern Maine are involved in the free community science […]

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Update: Astronomy Center hosting new event for Minecraft lovers June 15

The University of Maine Versant Power Astronomy Center is hosting a new family event in partnership with What-If Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft (WHIMC). This immersive astronomy experience, scheduled for Saturday, June 15 from 10-11 a.m., is designed for children ages 8-14 and offers engagement for parents and guardians. Tickets include access to a three part […]

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News Center highlights UMaine engineering collaboration with John Bapst

News Center Maine highlighted the collaboration between the Maine College of Engineering and Computing at the University of Maine and John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor as part of UMS TRANSFORMS. High school students are researching ways to prevent and treat vision loss from glaucoma with students and faculty from the college and industry […]

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UMaine researchers creating semiconductor curriculum for high schoolers

The National Science Foundation awarded $1.2 million to a University of Maine-led team of researchers to create a comprehensive semiconductor curriculum for high school students.  Spearheaded by principal investigator Prabuddha Chakraborty and co-principal investigator Rosemary Smith from UMaine’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the team will devise lessons and coursework about developing semiconductors that […]

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New initiative unites Maine’s innovators to bolster STEM research and workforce

An $8 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a four-year initiative led by the University of Maine to bolster STEM research capacity and education from Kittery to Fort Kent and dismantle systemic barriers to innovation. Maine-SMART, or Strengthening Maine’s Research Ecosystem and Pathways Through Strategic Capacity Building, will support more than 200 […]

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Maine media cover 2024 ASCC windstorm challenge

News Center Maine, WABI (CBS 5 in Bangor) and WFVX (Fox 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) covered the 2024 Matthew R. Simmons Windstorm Challenge hosted by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC). Approximately 800 middle and high school students competed during the annual event on Friday, May 10 at the Harold Alfond […]

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Maine’s first research satellite to launch this year

Maine’s first small research satellite, designed to engage middle and high school students in STEM, is expected to launch into orbit within the next couple of months.  Firefly Aerospace, a company based in Cedar Rapids, Texas, integrated the nearly 1 foot tall satellite, known as MESAT1, into a rocket to be launched from the Vandenberg […]

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