Now accepting nominations for 2021 Maine Campus Compact awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Maine Campus Compact Awards Ceremony.  This year the Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence, the Heart and Soul Student Award and a special Community Health Hero Student Award, created in response to the COVID-19 crisis, will be presented. MCC will also recognize one outstanding community partner […]

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Graduate teaching assistants for math preserve teamwork, engagement despite pandemic 

Collaboration fosters learning in mathematics courses at the University of Maine. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that brought isolation to many, graduate teaching assistants took measures to enable students to participate in collaborative group work in their classes.  Whether remote or in-person, 17 graduate teaching assistants ensured students enrolled in courses for precalculus, […]

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New microfluidic water purification system under development by UMaine, Harvard researchers

Development of a new, low-cost microfluidic water purification system by researchers at the University of Maine and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has been funded by the National Science Foundation. The initiative, led by Caitlin Howell, UMaine assistant professor of biomedical engineering, focuses on a method of quickly prototyping a portable pulsed-electric-field […]

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Flexibility from classroom to clinic

Nursing is a profession of action that is best taught through hands-on experience. Every student enrolled in the University of Maine’s nursing program completes 200 hours of laboratories and simulations, and 740 hours of direct care clinical experience. This resource-intensive approach pays dividends to UMaine’s nursing students, 97 percent of whom pass their National Council […]

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New media seniors develop novel tools tackling stress, COVID-19 lifestyle

The stress of COVID-19 and other obstacles of everyday life prompted seven seniors from the University of Maine New Media program to develop novel apps and activities to cope and adapt.  Using a variety of modern audiovisual and interactive technologies these students crafted tools that can help users de-stress, learn new hobbies, entertain themselves and […]

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MIRTA teams forging ahead with commercialization plans

Four faculty-led teams pursuing commercialization of research projects are ready for next steps, having completed the University of Maine’s 2020 MIRTA accelerator program. The teams presented their projects at a virtual event Dec. 8 marking the conclusion of this year’s program. “While 2020 has brought a unique set of challenges to the MIRTA program, this […]

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For UMaine Opera Workshop, the show goes on

Opera as an art form has been around for more than 400 years, and students and faculty in the UMaine School of Performing Arts were not going to let a pandemic stop their performance from going ahead. That’s why, for the first time ever, the University of Maine Opera Workshop has chosen to present its […]

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The grand challenge – Remote chemistry labs for 1,000 students

Chemistry is an experimental science, which is best taught by doing. Chemical hazards and specialized equipment tether chemistry lab courses taught at the University of Maine to sophisticated teaching labs in highly supervised, well-ventilated environments. When COVID-19 hit last spring, it prompted a grand challenge: could the introductory general and organic chemistry lab courses be […]

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Buoy Maine pitch competition announces winners

Buoy Maine, a pitch competition launched by Maine Sea Grant to foster innovation and entrepreneurship that supports the state’s working waterfront and coastal communities, will fund 10 innovative projects and ideas that help better address the challenges of operating a business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for the awards comes from the NOAA-National Sea Grant […]

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UMaine students get immersive experience in engineering education

In 2019, Maine adopted the Next Generation Science Standards for K–12 schools, which call for integrating engineering concepts and practices into science classrooms. Asli Sezen-Barrie, associate professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, noticed that many science teachers have limited knowledge of engineering and rarely […]

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