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UMaine Marine Sciences student Cole Roxbury with kelp at the Darling Marine Center. Photo by Adam St. Gelais.

UMaine researchers look into how to make kelp aquaculture a better carbon sink

Cost-effective carbon dioxide removal technologies play a key role in combating climate change. A team of researchers at the University of Maine in collaboration with Conscience Bay Research have developed a kelp aquaculture model for the Gulf of Maine that maximizes carbon sequestration and cost effectiveness of this natural carbon sink. Wild macroalgae is one […]

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Brady Barker stands holding two UMaine Early College completion certificates

Holden student to enter UMaine with 64 Early College credits

“It’s not going to be easy, but it’s going to be worth it.” This is the best advice 17-year-old Brady Barker of Holden has ever received and he stands by it, especially as it applies to his experience in the University of Maine’s Early College program.  Barker started taking Early College classes as a first-year […]

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UMaine study finds Antarctic deep-sea coral larvae may be resistant to climate change

The larval health of an Antarctic cold-water coral species may be resistant to warming water temperatures, a University of Maine study finds, bringing new hope for the climate change resilience of deep-sea ecosystems in the Western Antarctic Peninsula. The past few decades have shown unprecedented levels of warming, particularly in the Earth’s polar regions. The […]

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Friess receives $750,000 from NSF to support low-income engineering students

During his tenure, Wilhelm Friess, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, has seen a pattern of talented first-generation, low-income engineering students leaving the program — or dropping out of college altogether. Often, their leaving the program has less to do with their potential talent as engineers than the socioeconomic odds that […]

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A photo of Heather Leslie speaking with first-year students on the Maine coast

First-year UMaine students dive into marine sciences at Darling Marine Center

The University of Maine Darling Marine Center (DMC) hosted a three-day orientation program last week for 30 first-year students in the School of Marine Sciences (SMS). William “Wge” Ellis, associate director of UMaine SMS, leads the annual boot camp, in cooperation with DMC director Heather Leslie and the other seven UMaine faculty based at the […]

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Artificial intelligence can be used to better monitor Maine’s forests, UMaine study finds

Monitoring and measuring forest ecosystems is a complex challenge because of an existing combination of softwares, collection systems and computing environments that require increasing amounts of energy to power. The University of Maine’s Wireless Sensor Networks (WiSe-Net) laboratory has developed a novel method of using artificial intelligence and machine learning to make monitoring soil moisture […]

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An aerial photograph of the UMaine campus in Orono Maine

UMaine once again featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 

The University of Maine has once again been featured in the annual Fiske Guide to Colleges. The publication, authored by former New York Times education editor Edward Fiske and updated annually for nearly 40 years, highlights more than 300 of the “best and most interesting” schools in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, according […]

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