STEM Education

SMART Institute Featured on WABI

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the University of Maine’s Stormwater Management Research Team (SMART) Institute, a three-day program that focuses on creating innovative solutions to environmental problems related to stormwater management. About 100 students and teacher from high schools around the state participated in the program that aims to engage a diverse group of students […]

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MPBN Reports on Launch of Lifelong Learning Initiative

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network covered the launch of Maine State of Learning, a statewide effort supporting learning and skill-building to ensure growth, empowerment and success for all Maine residents. The project is fueled by public and private partnerships across the state to provide more learning opportunities to Maine residents of all ages; recognize that […]

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Maine State of Learning Initiative Officially Launches

A statewide effort supporting learning and skill-building to ensure growth, empowerment and success for all Maine residents officially launched at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute during Maine Startup & Create Week. The Maine State of Learning (MSOL) is a project fueled by public and private partnerships across the state to provide more learning opportunities […]

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UMaine Training 100 High School Students, Teachers to Help Solve Stormwater Problem

About 100 students and teachers from 12 high schools and local Native American communities around the state will gather at the University of Maine for a three-day program that focuses on creating innovative solutions to environmental problems related to stormwater management. UMaine Stormwater Management Research Team (SMART) Institute participants will work with university faculty, undergraduates […]

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Physics is Fun at Science Summer Camps

Make liquid nitrogen ice cream and race rubber band boats at the University of Maine Physics Department’s fifth Science Summer Camps. Other camp activities include visiting the Emera Astronomy Center, building bridges, making kaleidoscopes, constructing bottle rockets and attending the Mainely Physics Roadshow. Each themed week of camp is designated for youth in one of […]

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Neivandt Shares Benefits of RET Program in ‘Science Scope’

Tracy Vassiliev, a middle school science teacher at the James E. Doughty School in Bangor, and David Neivandt, a University of Maine professor, associate vice president for research and graduate studies, and director of the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, co-wrote Let Them Eat Cake … OE-Cake!, which was published in the April/May […]

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Maine Summer Transportation Institute Accepting Applications

The University of Maine is accepting applications for the Maine Summer Transportation Institute. The free program for area middle school students will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 6–17. It is designed to introduce students at an early age to careers in engineering and Maine’s transportation industry. About 20 accepted students will participate […]

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Maine EPSCoR Featured in Mainebiz Article on Boosting Science, Technology Workforce

Maine EPSCoR, the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, was mentioned in the Mainebiz article “Training budding scientists: Federal funding boosts Maine’s science and technology workforce.” EPSCoR was established by the National Science Foundation in 1978 for states that typically receive small amounts of federal R&D funding, according to the article. Maine became an EPSCoR […]

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Sun Journal Publishes Interview with 2015 Valedictorian

The Sun Journal published a Q&A profile of Gwendolyn Beacham, the University of Maine’s 2015 valedictorian. Beacham, a Farmington native, is a biochemistry major and Honors student and was named the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. This fall, she will enter the Ph.D. track at Cornell University in […]

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WABI-TV Presents Wind Blade Challenge

WABI (channel 5) covered the University of Maine’s seventh annual Wind Blade Challenge, at which 40-plus teams designed a set of wind blades from three blocks of foam and a sheet of fiberglass. The goal was to generate the most energy in three minutes or less. Team members also prepared a presentation about their respective […]

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