STEM Education

Upward Bound Math Science students to present research at STEM symposium

Students in the University of Maine’s Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) program will present their summer research/explorations at the annual UBMS STEM Symposium 5–9 p.m. Monday, July 31. The event will be held in the atrium of the D.P. Corbett Business Building and will follow the style of a professional poster conference. Students will present […]

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UMaine team develops virtual environment for learning mathematics

As virtual reality programs grow in popularity, more and more educators are using them to teach students about a variety of subjects, from science to geography to math. A team from the University of Maine recently released a beta version of one such program that allows students to learn geometry in a virtual 3-D space. […]

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Lincoln County News describes UMaine-assisted balloon launch

The Lincoln County News covered the launch of a high-altitude balloon carrying experiments of students at Jefferson Village School and Bristol Consolidated School. The launch was part of the Maine Space Grant Consortium’s Maine Student High Altitude Platform Program, designed to increase student interest in STEM. Richard Eason, a University of Maine associate professor in […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H Camps awarded grant for summer STEM program

University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Bryant Pond and Tanglewood were awarded a $10,000 sponsorship from HughesNet® to offer science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities this spring and summer. As many as 300 youth in Maine will participate in the Sky’s the Limit program focusing on researching, designing and building solar-powered […]

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Free two-week engineering day camp for Bangor-area middle school students

The University of Maine College of Engineering is offering educational opportunities for 20 middle school students to learn about engineering- and transportation-related careers in a free two-week day camp, July 10–21 on campus. Students explore all aspects of engineering while participating in leadership and team-building activities, and a series of lectures, workshops, hands-on laboratories and […]

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Elizabeth Trenckmann

Elizabeth Trenckmann: Seeking to inspire high schoolers

Elizabeth “Betsy” Trenckmann wants to inspire science students similar to how Rita Kasper motivated her at La Veta Junior-Senior High School in Colorado. Trenckmann soon will have that chance. In August, the highly decorated 2017 University of Maine Master of Science in Teaching (MST) graduate will begin her career at Hermon High School instructing students […]

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Explore engineering with UMaine 4-H Science Saturday

Learn more about the world of engineering at the next University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m. April 29 at Neville Hall on the UMaine campus. Led by the UMaine Society of Women Engineers, participants will be able to explore different fields of study, including chemical, electrical and structural engineering, and […]

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RiSE Center announces FIG-MLA Program awardees

Eight University of Maine faculty members will receive 2017–18 course modification incentive grants from the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) through the Faculty Incentive Grant-Maine Learning Assistant (FIG-MLA) Program. This year’s grant recipients are: Farahad Dastoor for BIO 200: Biology of Organisms Paula Drewniany for MAT 127: Calculus II Brett Ellis […]

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UMaine community members participating in third annual Maine Science Festival

The third annual Maine Science Festival is March 16–19 with events throughout downtown Bangor and in Hampden, and the University of Maine is one of the event partners. Again this year, several members of the UMaine community will be leading workshops and participating in the weekend that draws science, innovation and creative achievement enthusiasts of […]

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