STEM Education

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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Brian Sanchez

Brian Sanchez: Pathways graduate excels in NROTC, engineering

Brian Sanchez, a first-generation college student at the University of Maine, 3,000 miles from his home in Soledad, California, became a top performer in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) and in the Department of Mechanical Engineering through grit and a determination to succeed.  Sanchez, now a junior and midshipman third class, joined UMaine […]

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India Education Diary reports on grant to fund biology education assessment

India Education Diary reported that Erin Vinson, a University of Maine STEM professional development coordinator, will serve as a co-principal investigator of a project designed to assess the effectiveness of open educational resources in teaching core biology concepts to facilitate student-centered learning and support diversity, equity and inclusion. Vinson has partnered with the University of […]

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Erin Vinson sits in her office holding a UMaine coffee mug

Researchers assess whether open educational resources improved biology instruction

The scientific community’s push to improve undergraduate biology education over the past decade prompted the creation of numerous open educational resources. A group of researchers, including one from the University of Maine, will evaluate how well these materials have met this demand and deliver positive learning outcomes.  The National Science Foundation awarded a nearly $2 […]

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Birkel discusses impact of solar irradiance with BDN

Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the impact of fluctuations in solar activity on climate change. According to Birkel, who is Maine’s state climatologist, solar irradiance has a very small impact on global temperatures particularly in comparison to […]

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Advertiser Democrat advances campaign for 4-H Innovation Lab

The Advertiser Democrat promoted a campaign to raise funds to create a University of Maine 4-H Innovation and Learning Lab at the Magic Lantern Theater in Bridgton. UMaine will utilize the space at the Magic Lantern for programs and events to support youth and the local communities with a focus on creative learning, career opportunities, […]

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