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UMaine study analyzes how virtual and augmented reality can be used to teach mathematics concepts

New research from the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development’s School of Learning and Teaching shows how emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality are creating novel ways of exploring mathematical ideas.  The study, published in Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education, was conducted by Justin Dimmel, assistant professor of mathematics education […]

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New NASA project at UMaine will use lasers from space to map carbon in forests 

Researchers from the Wheatland Geospatial Laboratory (WGL) in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources and the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CRSF) have been selected to join NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Science Team. The three-year research project was awarded $500,000 to map carbon stocks and changes across a large and […]

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UMaine economist co-authors report guiding U.S. toward carbon-neutral economy 

The director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center co-authored a strategic plan to guide the U.S. toward a carbon-neutral economy by 2050 as a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN USA).  University of Maine economist Jonathan Rubin and other members of SDSN USA, which was launched to implement the United Nations’ sustainable […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy to receive 2020 Seaman A. Knapp Award, present memorial lecture

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy will deliver the Seaman A. Knapp Memorial Lecture in a virtual webinar sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).  The Oct. 28 event from 3–5:30 p.m. begins with the Community of Scholars Celebrating […]

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New study finds seabird response to abrupt climate change 5,000 years ago transformed island ecosystems in the Falklands

The Falkland Islands are a South Atlantic refuge for some of the world’s most important seabird species, including five species of penguins, Great Shearwaters, and White-chinned Petrels. In recent years, their breeding grounds in the coastal tussac (Poa flabellata) grasslands have come under increasing pressure from sheep grazing and erosion. And unlike other regions of […]

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