STEM Education

Digital Humanities Week talk to look at local blueberries, clams, beer

Researchers from around the state, including the University of Maine and Colby College, will discuss ways to document and nourish the state’s endangered economies that depend on local agriculture and wildlife as part of UMaine’s Digital Humanities Week. “Blueberries, Clams, and Beer: The Lure of the Local,” will be held 1–2:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 […]

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Native American knowledge, western science to be integrated in classes

Editor’s note: story updated Oct. 4. Native American ecological knowledge and western science will be integrated in some University of Maine science courses, with the goal of implementing the methods nationwide. With a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant titled INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science), […]

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Digital Humanities Week to focus on adding arts to STEM disciplines

The University of Maine will host several free and public events as part of Digital Humanities Week, Oct. 2–6. This year’s conference will examine what role the arts and humanities play in a world that is increasingly driven by science and technology. A growing movement known as STEM To STEAM aims to interject the arts […]

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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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