S4E7: What role does graduate research play at UMaine and in the state?

Last week’s episode of “The Maine Question” explored the value of undergraduate research at UMaine, but graduate students also support the university and economy through their work.

With the 2021 UMaine Student Symposium April 16 approaching, we shine a spotlight on the role and value of graduate education and research.

The university welcomed a record 2,400 graduate students for the 2020–21 academic year. Research and enterprise from master’s and Ph.D. candidates show no signs of slowing down. They continue to grow and evolve.

We delve into some of the studies and projects occurring at UMaine, much of which will be on display at this year’s symposium. Three graduate students discuss their work, and Scott Delcourt, associate vice president of graduate studies and senior associate dean of the Graduate School, describes how graduate research and creative work add to Maine’s economy and pool of talented, young professionals.