STEM Education

STEM education project

NSF awards RiSE Center $1.35M for STEM education project in coastal schools

A Maine Center for Research in STEM Education initiative to explore how engaging students in coastal research projects can help them build data literacy and career competency while also informing local policy and planning has received a $1.35 million award from the National Science Foundation. The University of Maine-based RiSE Center supports middle and high […]

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Student Amanda Sandberg (from Sweden) works with her Associate Professor of Microbiology instructor Melissa Maginnis in their Hitchner Hall lab.

UMaine viral study earns $440K from the National Institutes of Health

A University of Maine study of the behavior of a virus that can lead to deadly brain disease was recently awarded $440,410 from the National Institutes of Health.  The study looks at how the virus, known as JC polyomavirus (JCPyV), interacts with receptors on human host cells. Little is known about how the virus infects […]

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Carter provides written testimony in legislative committee hearing

Hannah Carter, dean of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, submitted written testimony Jan. 25 to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Education & Cultural Affairs in support of LD 1902, An Act To Establish a Pilot Program to Encourage Climate Education in Maine Schools. A copy of her testimony is online. In addition to UMaine’s […]

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Maine DOE promotes Edison Bots provided by RiSE Center

The Maine Department of Education promoted Edison Bots, devices the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) at the University of Maine has provided to schools so students could learn about programming. The outreach was part of the RiSE Center’s STEM+C project, an effort to introduce computer science curricula into middle school science […]

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BDN promotes SWE at UMaine

The Bangor Daily News reported that the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at the University of Maine is actively supporting women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers and encouraging youth to envision employment in STEM fields. More information about the group is online.

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MDIslander, Ellsworth American cite middle school lobster project initiated by Wahle

The Mount Desert Islander and the Ellsworth American cited a middle school science outreach program initiated by Rick Wahle, the director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, using public grant funds. When grant funds were expended, public companies Ready Seafood and Red Lobster partnered with the Cranberry Isles Fishermen’s Co-op to continue the study […]

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