STEM Education

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UMaine research on Falkland Island warrah translated to kid-friendly format

A University of Maine-led research study about prehistoric human activity in the Falkland Islands has been adapted into a kid-friendly format for use in classrooms by the organization Science Journal for Kids. Science Journal for Kids is a nonprofit based in Texas whose mission is to improve scientific literacy by adapting research papers for school […]

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Maine State Science Olympiad for high school students to take place April 9

The Maine State Science Olympiad will be held at the University of Maine on Saturday, April 9. Science Olympiad is a nationwide STEM competition where teams of high school students compete in science-related events, with the top teams advancing up to national levels.  Maine has held a state-level tournament every year since the first national […]

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WVFX features Tudor’s Maine Science Festival presentation

Scarlet Tudor, University of Maine Aquaculture Research Institute outreach coordinator, was featured on WVFX (FOX 22/ABC 7 in Bangor) with her presentation for children as part of the Maine Science Festival about properly cleaning and maintaining a fish tank. Tudor said, “Kids doing something that seems like, ‘Oh I’m just taking care of a fish.’ […]

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Jackson, Wilson featured in News Center Maine about women STEM professionals database

Tori Jackson, Extension professor of agriculture and natural resources, and Laura Wilson, 4-H science professional, both with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, were interviewed for a report about an international database with women around the world who are in science, technology, engineering or mathematics professions called FabFems. The directory allows students, parents and school counselors […]

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UMaine Arts Initiative seed grant awardees announced

The UMaine Arts Initiative (UMAI) is pleased to announce winners of a new competitive seed grant program, created to encourage innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations that seek to build a diverse, inclusive, sustainable and equitable community of art researchers, practitioners, supporters and promoters.  The University of Maine Arts Initiative, launched in 2021 by the Office of […]

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2022 Maine Science Festival features UMaine scientists

The Maine Science Festival (MSF) will come back after two years away due to the pandemic, from March 16–20. It is a program of the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor and will include more than 70 events and activities, many of which will feature University of Maine scientists. All events, except for the headliner performance, […]

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UMaine Space Initiative set to propel the next generation of innovators 

The University of Maine Space Initiative brings together faculty, administrators, staff and students to advance Maine’s space-based economy and help meet the demand for a highly skilled workforce in space-related research, technology development and commercialization.  The mission of the initiative is to support research and development in space science and engineering through a multidisciplinary approach. […]

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Babak Hejrati

Hejrati receives 2022 NSF Early CAREER Award

For his research using robots to aid mobility, Babak Hejrati, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The annual CAREER awards are one of the organization’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty and include a federal […]

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Ellsworth American reports on RiSE Center $1.35 million grant

The Ellsworth American reported on a Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) initiative in coastal schools receiving a $1.35 million award from the National Science Foundation. The RiSE Center will support middle and high school students in real-world science research projects, including coastal monitoring and tracking the changes in local ocean water […]

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