Maine

University of Maine announces spring 2017 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 2,303 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the spring 2017 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 1,727 are from Maine, 533 are from 29 other states and 43 are from 22 countries other than the U.S. Listed below are students who received Dean’s List honors for […]

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UMaine Extension advising early detection to stem armyworm infestations

Farmers throughout Maine should be on the lookout for a potential outbreak of armyworms (Pseudaletia unipuncta). The devastating pest normally feeds at night and much damage can occur before they mature. The preferred foods are grasses including corn, grains and perennial forage grasses. Armyworms will feed on other plants if grasses are unavailable. Once the […]

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Passamaquoddy, Penobscots preserved mobility into 19th century

Well into the 19th century, home for Native families continued to be where they camped, fished, hunted and gathered wood in Maine. For Wabanaki people, home wasn’t confined to, or defined as, one place. Nor was home bound by walls or lines on a map, says Micah Pawling, assistant professor of history and Native American […]

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Kleinschmidt Windstorm, Maine Wind Blade challenges slated for May 19

More than 250 students are expected to participate in two middle and high school STEM competitions Friday, May 19 at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center: the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and the ninth annual Maine Wind Blade Challenge. The competitions, which showcase real-world, hands-on STEM innovation by middle and high school students […]

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Explore engineering with UMaine 4-H Science Saturday

Learn more about the world of engineering at the next University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Science Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m. April 29 at Neville Hall on the UMaine campus. Led by the UMaine Society of Women Engineers, participants will be able to explore different fields of study, including chemical, electrical and structural engineering, and […]

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Seaweed

Aquaculture is putting Maine on the map

With Earth’s population of more than 7,495,217,688 increasing by one person every 15 seconds, there’s an intense demand for nutritious, high-protein food. Aquaculture — the farming of aquatic plants and animals — is helping to meet the need. And it’s the fastest-growing form of food production. In Maine, innovative research is being conducted to better […]

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