STEM Education

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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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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