STEM Education

EPSCoR, Cooperative Extension demonstrate Maine-themed science toolkits

In 2014, a small group of students, faculty and staff from Maine EPSCoR and University of Maine Cooperative Extension discussed the possibility of creating a suite of marine science curricula to distribute in classrooms across the state. Over the years, this seed of an idea has grown into a set of nationally recognized, hands-on science […]

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Ellsworth American publishes UMaine release on SEANET grants

The Ellsworth American adapted a University of Maine news release on grants for Down East aquaculture research. The grants from Maine EPSCoR’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) will fund two projects in Washington County to investigate the effects of environmental change and management policies on Atlantic sea scallops and soft-shell clams. SEANET’s goal is to […]

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Maine 4-H featured in 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase

A video of Sandy Copel-Parsons, a 4-H community education assistant for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Machias, is included in the National Science Foundation’s 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase. Copel-Parsons is a representative for Maine 4-H, a partner in the STEM Guides program. The showcase is a way for more than 200 […]

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STEM Lecture

Lesson learned? Analysis finds lectures still dominate STEM education

An analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has imparted a lesson that might resonate with many students who sat through them: Enough with the lectures, already. Published March 29 in the journal Science, the largest-ever observational study of undergraduate STEM education monitored nearly 550 faculty as they taught […]

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Middle schoolers invited to explore engineering with UMaine Extension 4-H

Middle school students are invited to spend an afternoon learning about engineering at the next University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday event — this time on a Friday. From 1–4 p.m. April 20 at Jenness Hall, UMaine biomedical engineering students will lead participants in discussions about programming stoplights and exploring innovative solutions to […]

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Faculty collaborate to effectively teach core biology concepts

Each year, Maine’s forest industry harvests 6 million to 7 million cords of wood to build homes and make furniture, paper and other products. Which of the following processes contributes the most to the increase in timber biomass? That’s a question developed for students in biology courses on six University of Maine System campuses. The […]

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UMaine community members participating in fourth annual Maine Science Festival

The fourth annual Maine Science Festival will be held throughout downtown Bangor and Orono March 15–18. 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. A list of […]

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Renowned ocean explorer Sylvia Earle to lecture at UMaine in April

Renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle will give a lecture, “Exploring the Ocean in the 21st Century,” 4:30–5:30 p.m. Monday, April 30 in the Collins Center for the Arts. Tickets will be available in March and a second announcement will be posted when they become available. Tickets are free, but will require […]

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UMaine to host regional high school marine science competition

Maine and New Hampshire high school students will put their marine science knowledge to the test by competing in the Nor’easter Bowl at the University of Maine on Feb. 3. Teams from 17 schools will face off from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Donald P. Corbett Business Building for the regional round of the 21st […]

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